In winter, one of the first thoughts that come to mind when you want to keep warm is to grab a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. People even consume alcoholic drinks to keep themselves warm during winter.
But what about the health of our teeth and gums?
In this article, our experts at Focus Dental Group, Midvale, Utah, share a few tips on alternative beverages that will keep you warm and also prevent tooth decay.
Beverages That Will Keep You Warm and Your Teeth Healthy
Below are some suggestions that will help you choose the right beverage to keep you warm during winters and also protect your teeth:
There is often a misconception about coffee that it causes tooth decay. If consumed in moderation and without added sugar, the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of coffee can help fight tooth decay.
Both green and black tea have a high fluoride content. And, we all know how beneficial fluoride is for our dental health as it helps protect the tooth enamel.
Apart from that, the natural ingredients in green and black tea also protect the teeth from bacteria.
However, you should also know that these beverages only benefit your dental health if consumed without cream or sugar, as these will facilitate tooth decay.
- Warm Milk
Milk and dairy products contain casein protein, which helps build a protective layer on your teeth.
Also, if you don’t like the taste of bland milk, you can opt for turmeric milk. Adding a pinch of turmeric will enhance the flavor and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions will keep dental problems at bay.
Turmeric contributes to your dental health by:
- Fighting gingivitis
- Keeping plaque under control
Choose a vegetable or chicken broth cooked with herbs and olive oil to fight freezing temperatures and build your gum health.
Apart from this, our consumption of scrumptious meals also increases during winter. So, mindfully practice routine dental care to keep your dental health in check.
Winter Oral Health Issues and Dental Care Tips
Winters increase your susceptibility to cold sores, dry and chapped lips, canker sores, dry mouth, and gum infections. To protect your oral health, follow these tips:
- Brush and floss regularly
- Drink lots of water
- Be regular with your dental visits
To learn more about winter beverages for healthy teeth, call (801) 255-7101. You can also directly visit Focus Dental Group at 6770 S 900 E Suite 301, Midvale, UT 84047, for any concerns regarding your dental health.