Did you know that when you eat, you could be doing something (multiple things, actually) to protect your teeth? Were you aware that just the simple act of eating and chewing could end up leading to problems for your oral health? While we certainly don’t want you to stress during mealtimes, we do want you to consider a couple things that you could remain mindful of as a safety precaution! Don’t worry. They’re very simple things that anyone can do!
#1: Avoid Overdoing It With Eating
Overdoing it can refer to a variety of things! Think about something you might do excessively when it comes to eating and chewing and it’s probably on the list. For instance, if you put too much food into your mouth at once, you will strain your jaw joints. If you eat food that is very hard, you may damage your teeth. You may also try to avoid snacking too frequently throughout the day, as this can encourage jaw problems, teeth damage, bruxism, and decay! Keep this in mind and, by making more conservative choices, you will help protect your overall oral health.
#2: Cut Food First
Of course, piggybacking on #1, this is a suggestion that can help you in multiple ways. First, if you’re considering eating something that you have a pretty good feeling could break a tooth, you’ll be far safer if you perform some work before you start chewing. A hard nut, for instance, is something for which you can remove the shell. You may then break it into smaller pieces. As a result, you strain neither your jaws or teeth! Smaller bites, smaller pieces of food, safer oral health.
Keep Smiles Safe With Simple Tactics
Remember that it’s actually very easy to keep your oral health safe. It’s just a matter of making good choices on a daily basis. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.