Smile Structure Blog

Getting Braces:

The Ultimate Guide on What to Expect

A crooked smile can cause a hit to anyone’s self-esteem- young or old. Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, a misaligned row of teeth can make you feel less than your best. That’s where braces come in!

Our orthodontists understand that getting braces can be a scary experience if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why we’ve made a list of things everyone should know about getting braces. Read More…

Helpful Tips

Water helps strengthen and clean teeth. With every sip, water cleans your teeth by ridding them of any leftover foods or acids. It also washes away bacteria and sugars that can eventually lead to cavities. Water has zero calories, and helps restore the Ph balance in your mouth to fight unhealthy levels of acid.

Milk and other dairy products are rich in calcium, which strengthens bones and teeth. Milk also contains a protein called casein – a substance that helps fight tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel. The calcium and phosphorous in milk also strengthen and repair tooth enamel that has dissolved due to acid.

Low Sugar Vegetable Juice
Vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you could possibly eat, so it makes sense then that vegetable juice would improve your oral health. When buying – or making – vegetable juice, make sure that you limit the percentage of fruit in the juice, since fruits are high in sugar. Typically, dark green vegetable juices are better for your teeth. Juice that has kale, or spinach contain healthy B vitamins that can help fight against gum disease. Leafy greens are also high in calcium, which boosts your enamel health.

If you want your vegetable juice to be a bit sweeter, look for juices containing small amounts of apple or carrots, as they are sweet and healthy in moderation.

source: Frisco Pediatrics


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