Soda Alternatives and Your Teeth

It is very important for you to care for your teeth, and there are several things you should avoid doing and consuming. Specifically, there are some drinks, such as sodas and other soft drinks, that you should avoid altogether. Fortunately, though, there are a number of healthy drinks you could consider replacing them with.

You probably know that you should avoid sodas. Similarly, some sugary juices could also be bad for your pearly whites. While you may think sport drinks are a good option, they are commonly made with high fructose corn syrup, dyes, and salt—meaning they’re actually very similar to soda.

One thing you could do is replace these harmful drinks with seltzer. In essence, seltzer is carbonated water, so if you enjoy bubbly drinks, this may be the option you could consider. Seltzers usually have zero grams of sugar, making it a healthier alternative. And best of all, you can find flavored seltzer as well.

You can also consider the benefits of kombucha, which is a fermented tea loaded with healthy enzymes and probiotics. Many individuals enjoy this beverage, partially because it contains fruit puree, which gives kombucha a great natural taste. Kombucha is also carbonated, but is still better for your smile than soda.

Do you have more questions about how sugary juices and soda could affect your smile? Would you like to learn more about the drinks you can enjoy safely? Do you simply hope to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Gill Family Dentistry a call at (209) 549-1721. We’re eager to receive your call!

How to Watch for Weak Enamel

You know that it’s important to keep your teeth healthy and strong. You probably know that you should brush twice a day for two minutes at a time and that you should floss daily. Similarly, it’s important for you to keep your enamel, which is the hard protective layer of your teeth, healthy and strong. Fortunately, there are a few signs you can watch for.

The first sign you can watch for is yellowing teeth. You see, once your enamel is stripped away, your dentin—which is the soft layer beneath your enamel—becomes exposed. Fortunately, you can usually prevent this issue by caring for your teeth well, which includes brushing and flossing regularly.

Similarly, you can watch for teeth that look transparent. If you notice this issue, your enamel could have developed improperly. This can be a genetic issue, typically indicating weak or thin enamel. Unfortunately, either of these issues can be fairly serious. If you notice these problem, please visit our team for personalized advice.

There are a few other things you can consider doing to recognize weakening enamel. For example, you could search for cracked teeth or for teeth that appear rounded. If you would like to learn more about how you can recognize weakened or weakening enamel, or would like to learn more about how you can address these issues, we invite you to contact Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721. Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our team are eager to hear from you soon.