3 Tips to Protect Your Teeth

Woman Drinking a Glass of MilkTips on teeth you may not know!

Think Calcium!

You’ve heard it before: calcium does a body good. You probably didn’t know that much of that good goes straight to the mouth. It’s essential for tooth and bone development. A calcium-deficient diet means less jawbone mass—which can lead to painful fractures and permanent tooth loss. Dairy products, tofu, and green, leafy vegetables are great sources of calcium.

Tastes great! Less fillings!

Guess what? Kids who chew gum have fewer cavities. It’s true! Studies show that schoolchildren who chew sugarless gum have less problems with tooth decay. How so? Chewing gum increases saliva flow. Which, in turn, lowers acidity in the mouth. And the simple act of chewing helps clean up plaque buildup. Neat tip, eh?

Soft Drinks—Hard on Teeth

So-called soft drinks don’t do teeth any favors. Not even diet soda. Because sugar isn’t the main culprit! It’s carbonic acid—the “fizzy” that can be deadly to tooth enamel. A sugary, uncarbonated drink like KoolAid is actually easier on teeth than, say, Diet Pepsi. Of course, a regular (real “full sugar”) soft drink just adds insult to injury. If you can’t resist soda pop, rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

About Binu Thomas, DDS

As the head of a boutique, patient focused practice in the heart of Orangevale, Dr. Binu Thomas has been practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. He graduated in the top of his class at dental school, and took advanced training in preventative pediatric dentistry. Over the years, he has trained under some of the best known cosmetic dentists in the nation. He has further advanced his skills and knowledge in endodontics (root canal), cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery. His efficient, attentive services lead patients to feel well cared-for, no matter their dental needs. His professional team will show you the respect and attention you deserve from the moment you schedule your first appointment. Dr. Thomas has been married for over 20 years to his beautiful wife Aveena, and they have two wonderful children, Joshua and Ariyana. Dr. Thomas is very involved in his community and helps out at the local church, food closet and more.

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