doctor Reggie Whitaker is an experienced dentist here in Roy. At Roy Dental Care, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s message focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.
A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Dedicated oral hygiene not only keeps our teeth healthy, it benefits our taste buds. Here are a few suggestions to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.
1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding tooth decay and gum disease.
2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many men and women don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. In addition to healthy teeth and keen taste buds, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 4902 S 1900 W Ste 4 in Roy.
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