When it comes to safeguarding your oral health, the San Antonio Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is on your side. As your San Antonio dentist, Dr. Alan Layton has established a reputation as a skilled provider of gentle, compassionate and state-of-the-art care. Our practice offers a comprehensive range of services that are designed to address the dental needs of patients of all ages, spanning from routine checkups and preventive care, to the highest quality emergency, restorative and cosmetic treatments for your smile.
By combining routine checkups at our office, a solid oral care regimen at home, and a nutritious diet, you can maintain optimal oral health! Of course, in terms of dental health, the most obvious thing to minimize is the consumption of foods and drinks that are high in sugar. The reason that frequent consumption of sweet foods and beverages increases your risk of tooth decay is that the harmful bacteria in dental plaque metabolize sugars and produce acids. These acids acids erode the enamel of the teeth. As your San Antonio dentist, we also advise you to limit the amount of fizzy beverages you consume as well. Just as this too many sweets are harmful to the teeth, carbonated drinks can also cause damage along the same lines. The good news is that while certain foods may be bad for your teeth, there are others which promote your dental health. Foods and beverages which are rich in calcium, phosphorous, vitamins C and D are all good for your oral health. Also, eating crunchy fruits and vegetables which are high in water produce more saliva and can allow for better cleansing of the teeth.
With a healthy diet and the professional oversight of your San Antonio dentist, maintaining your good oral health is well within reach! To learn more about how we can help you continue to smile, call the friendly staff at San Antonio Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today!