At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we enjoy helping patients achieve optimum oral health, so they can enjoy their beautiful smile in Rio Ranch. Today’s message focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry, our sense of taste.
A healthy beautiful smile in Rio Ranch is not only a happy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Dedicated oral hygiene not only keeps our teeth healthy, it benefits our taste buds. Here are some tips to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.
1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. If you suspect that you have dry mouth, come visit your dentist in Rio Ranch.
2) Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed foods with artificial flavors. These foods will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors. They can also cause plaque build-up and bad breath.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled when they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently through constant exposure to smoke.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Along with strong teeth and taste buds, we want our patients to have a beautiful smile in Rio Ranch that they have always wished for. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us during our business hours. We have several locations all over New Mexico, so feel free to drop into any of our offices.
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