You often hear about the foods that are harmful to your oral health because of their sugar content, but did you know that your beverage choice could be even more harmful to your oral health? When you are eating, especially during a mealtime, you start eating your food and finish in a certain amount of time, unless you are a grazer. The difference with a drink is that you can nurse one for hours. Each time you take a drink, you are introducing new bacteria into your mouth. These bacteria cling to your teeth, increasing the likelihood of developing decay.
As much as you might wish you could have ideal oral health your entire life, that is not always a possibility. Thankfully, we have a number of dental treatments available to help you with any issue you may experience. While it is extremely important to be diligent with scheduling and receiving treatment for any issues with your oral health to ensure they do not progress, it is just as important to follow our aftercare instruction for your mouth. Not following our instructions can lead to severe damage to your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.