Posted .

Do you continually think about which unhealthy foods you’re eating and take the necessary steps to eliminate them from your diet? Similarly, do you think about healthy food options for not only your waistline but also your gumline? If you have not done so already, it is important to implement an effective dietary plan that regulates unhealthy and healthy foods to eat.

Be aware that several products can not only do damage to your teeth and gums, but they can even stain your teeth. This can include wines or coffee, which can slowly cause tooth stains and discolorations to occur. Fortunately, they can be eradicated if you visit your dentist for a professional tooth whitening treatment. However, some forms of foods and drinks can do further damage, as extremely acidic products, as well as those that are high in sugar or carbs, can produce harmful acids that will chew through your tooth enamel.

As an alternative to unhealthy foods, look for foods that can produce additional saliva in your mouth. Saliva is essential for washing away debris and neutralizing harmful acids that may be present. Foods that have been shown to produce additional saliva include sugarless chewing gum and crunchy foods with a high water content such as apples or pears.

For additional help with your oral health care, please call Wausau Smiles at 715-842-3933 to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Wausau, Wisconsin. Dr. Aaron Bushong and our expert team look forward to helping you soon!