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Busy Lifestyle Does not have to Mean Bad Oral Health

Posted on 7/25/2015 by Fady Ebid
A teenage woman that is extremely busy; and is not taking care of her oral health.We are all busy today. Whether you have a large family to care for or you live on your own, it seems that the trend is to constantly be on the go. This trend could be harming our oral health as a whole. Think about your dietary habits as a result of your busy lifestyle. Do you eat on the go all of the time? Are you choosing healthy foods or convenience foods? If you said convenience foods, you are putting your oral health at risk. This summer, why not make it a goal to slow down and care for your oral health by altering your diet to make it one that is healthy not only for your body, but your teeth too?

Eliminate Soda
Soda is one of the most offending habits that Americans have when it comes to oral health. Not only does the sugar content wreak havoc on your enamel, the acid helps it along, making it one of the worst things you can put in your mouth. Try replacing your soda with water. It might not be as pleasing at first, but you will get used to it. An increased water consumption will be good for your body and your teeth. The more water you drink, the more saliva you produce, which means that the offending bacteria and sugars are removed from your mouth, reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Eliminate Carbohydrates
Now think about the foods that you eat on a daily basis. Are you constantly driving thru the closet restaurant and throwing happy meals at your kids? What about you? Are you eating sandwiches, French fries, and other fried foods? Do your snacks mostly consist of cookies, crackers, and chips? All of these carbohydrates are not only not good for your waistline, but they are not good for your teeth either. Simple carbohydrates turn into sugars in your mouth, which means a higher chance for tooth decay. This summer, try to eliminate these trips through the drive thru and make healthier choices instead.

Changing your Dietary Habits
It might seem overwhelming to change your dietary habits when you lead such a busy lifestyle, but there are a few simple ways to make it happen.

•  Plan ahead - Take the time once a week to shop and prepare your foods. If you have fresh produce cut up and portioned out, you can grab it just as easily as you could have grabbed drive thru food. The same is true for healthy snacks and meals. Make sandwiches on whole grain breads, have lean proteins already cooked, and plenty of produce to include with your meals. If you shop and prepare once a week, you are ready for the entire week ahead.
•  Don't eat out - One of the easiest ways to wreak havoc on your oral health is to eat out at restaurants. These foods are filled with added sugars and simple carbohydrates. Instead of eating out, think ahead for the day. Pack as much food as you will need to get you through without having to resort to a drive thru or vending machine.
•  Try new foods - There are thousands of different healthy foods for you to try. Take a chance and try one new food a week. This will help you to enhance your tastes while giving your body added nutrition.

Eating healthy on the go is not as hard as it sounds. As long as you take the time to plan and stop and think about what you are feeding your body, the rest will fall into place. Soon enough, you will not desire that fast food or vending machine food any longer; your body will want the healthy produce and complex carbohydrates and your mouth will thank you.

If you think you have harmed your oral health with your busy lifestyle, please call us today for an appointment!

Preparing For Your Visit
We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve full dental health. We ask that you complete your Patient Forms a minimum of two days prior to your scheduled appointment with Lake Pointe Dental - Marietta. This allows our front office team to fully prepare your dental insurance benefits for a comprehensive consultation.

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