Cavities and periodontal disease are the two main threats to teeth and gums. While we know that cavities can form and be treated with fillings, it is best to avoid them in the first place. With the team at Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND, you can rest easy knowing that you have the attention of our team and the knowledge about caring for your smile. Many patients who visit Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen have questions about their diet and how it affects their smile. This is especially true for many of the beverages our patients enjoy.
What are the best drinks for the teeth?
- Water. Our bodies need water to stay hydrated, but water is also needed to maintain proper saliva production. It is a calorie-free, fat-free solution to thirst! City water also has added fluoride, which can strengthen teeth and protect against cavities. There is no added sugars or acids to worry about, making it appropriate for all ages.
- Milk. Milk contains three ingredients well-known for supporting strong, healthy teeth. This includes calcium phosphorus and vitamin D. In addition to strengthening teeth, these ingredients also replace lost minerals. Caseins in milk also create a protective barrier for the teeth to keep acids from eating away at natural tooth enamel.
- Unsweetened dairy alternatives. For those unable to tolerate dairy products but want to enjoy the benefits of milk, alternative dairy products such as soy, almond, and rice milk can be a great swap. Choose those that have added calcium to maintain strong teeth.
Request a visit with Broadway Family Dentistry today!
Taking care of your smile means more than just daily brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist. What you consume can also impact oral health. If you have questions about caring for your smile, the team at Broadway Family Dentistry is here to help! Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen work with you to provide the care you deserve and educate you on what is best (and worst!) for your teeth and gums. Call 701-839-1299 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team.