Smile Health: What’s For Breakfast?

You’ve probably become somewhat accustomed to what’s okay for your smile health and what’s probably a very bad idea. However, since you’re not drinking soda or eating candy bars for breakfast, you may feel a little bit unsure about the things you should really be avoiding bright and early in the day. Good news: It’s very simple to break down the info, so you keep your smile safe (and your tummy full).

Hot Drinks To Avoid

All of your favorite breakfast hot drinks are probably on the list. Coffee and tea are big offenders because they are so acidic and can stain your smile! If you must indulge, it’s no problem. However, remember that you will need to have water on hand to rinse your teeth!

Cold Drinks To Avoid

Anything that’s acidic or sugary (including natural sugars) can lead to cavities and acid erosion. So, that means your orange juice, apple juice, sports drinks, and more! Want to drink something safer? Reach for water or for milk and you’ll be in excellent shape with your smile health! Otherwise, remember to follow it with water.

Food Types To Skip

It’s generally a good idea, particularly if you’re not going to have time to brush after your breakfast (maybe you eat at your desk at work!) to avoid foods that are very sugary or loaded with simple carbs. Ditch the donut! Instead, go ahead and eat some scrambled eggs. Grab an apple. Eat some yogurt. High-protein, high-calcium options are usually friendly to your smile health.

Enjoy Nutrition Tips During Dental Visits

Ask us for guidance if you’re unsure about which foods to eat and how to keep your smile safe. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.