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Drink Up: Which Beverages to Avoid to Keep YOUR Healthy Smile

May 13, 2016

Whether it’s sipping soda, juice or tea, some drinks are better for your teeth than others, right?

Dr. Robert Mitchell and his staff have many recommendations for the types of beverages you should avoid (some are probably obvious) and drinks to choose that are better for – or easier on – on your teeth.

We all know that sugar can cause problems with your smile, like tooth decay but do you know which sugary drinks are the worst offenders? You might be surprised. Check out our list and see if you are consuming more sugar than is recommended for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Sugar Filled Drinks to avoid:sugar-drinks

  1. Sodas like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew
  2. Energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar, Amp
  3. Bottled iced teas with sweetener like Snapple, Sobe, Arizona
  4. Bottled juices like Minute Maid, Capri Sun
  5. Enhanced Water Drinks like Vitamin Water

Alternative drinks to satisfy your craving:

  1. Water
  2. Milk (FYI: Make sure to check the label. Sometimes companies sneak sugar in.)
  3. Fresh brewed teas
  4. Fresh squeezed juices (mix with fizzy water for a sparkling treat!)
  5. Coffee (FYI: Watch what you put in your cup of Joe, though! Flavored syrups, sugar or creamers can add sugar.)

Finding a way to quench your thirst without harming your teeth can be a challenge, but Dr. Mitchell is here to help you keep those pearly whites safe! When you make an appointment with us, make sure to ask any questions!

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How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2013

Did you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? It’s the perfect time to spruce up your smile and get fresh breath. Think of it as a tune up for your teeth!

Maintaining a bright smile is not the only concern when it comes to a healthy mouth. Your breath can be a warning sign that something is off – or that you had onions for lunch. Dr. Robert Mitchell is here to share his top tips on How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month.

1. Brush Twice a Day

Most people find it’s easiest to do right when you wake up and before hitting the sheets.

2. Floss Daily

Keep a container of floss where you end up sitting the most. Your nightstand, coffee table or desk can be great spots!

3. Clean Your Tongue

A quick scrub with your toothbrush while you are brushing your teeth should be all that you need!

4. Drink Water

Water is a great way to give your mouth a quick rinse, in addition to keeping your body hydrated. When your mouth gets dry, the bacteria in your mouth just sits around waiting to be rinsed away.

5. Watch What You Eat

Be careful what you are eating. A high protein, low carbohydrate diet may be great for your waist size, but it can cause your body to burn fat instead of sugar which is known to cause stinky breath.

6. Go green.

Green tea and green herbs are great for reducing bad breath. Munch some during the day to temporarily freshen breath.

7. Consume More Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only the ultimate cold fighter. Foods high in Vitamin C can also reduce the appearance of bad breath. Try melons, berries and citrus fruits.

How are you going to keep your breath in tiptop shape? Our Dallas dental experts are here to help! If these easy tips are not enough to get your breath smelling fresh, contact us today at (972) 233-1311! Dr. Robert Mitchell can help you find the underlying issues.

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Drink Up: Which Beverages to Avoid to Keep YOUR Healthy Smile

August 19, 2013

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Whether it’s sipping soda, juice or tea, some drinks are better for your teeth than others, right?

Dr. Robert Mitchell and his staff have many recommendations for the types of beverages you should avoid (some are probably obvious) and drinks to choose that are better for – or easier on – on your teeth.

We all know that sugar can cause problems with your smile, like tooth decay but do you know which sugary drinks are the worst offenders? You might be surprised. Check out our list and see if you are consuming more sugar than is recommended for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Sugar Filled Drinks to avoid:

  1. Sodas like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew
  2. Energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar, Amp
  3. Bottled iced teas with sweetener like Snapple, Sobe, Arizona
  4. Bottled juices like Minute Maid, Capri Sun
  5. Enhanced Water Drinks like Vitamin Water

Alternative drinks to satisfy your craving:

  1. Water
  2. Milk (FYI: Make sure to check the label. Sometimes companies sneak sugar in.)
  3. Fresh brewed teas
  4. Fresh squeezed juices (mix with fizzy water for a sparkling treat!)
  5. Coffee (FYI: Watch what you put in your cup of Joe, though! Flavored syrups, sugar or creamers can add sugar.)

Finding a way to quench your thirst without harming your teeth can be a challenge, but Dr. Mitchell is here to help you keep those pearly whites safe! When you make an appointment with us, make sure to ask any questions!

Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Zylitol: How to beat sugar cravings and cure YOUR sweet tooth

June 4, 2013

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Are you constantly battling that sugar craving after every meal? Sugar can be very detrimental to your teeth, as well as your overall health. Standing up to that craving can be tough.

Luckily, there is a safe, natural sweetener that can be used. Xylitol is a natural sweetener. It looks and feels just like regular white sugar, but it is extracted from any woody fibrous plant.

Xylitol has been used regularly since the 1960s and not only because of its cavity-fighting capabilities. Xylitol also is proven to show relief in nasal congestion, according to Xylitol.org. The results are proven when it is consumed three to five times a day, which means – eat up!

In more recent years, manufacturers have started to create many products with xylitol. Here are just a few you might find in your neighborhood grocery store:

  1. Spry Mints
  2. Xlear Nasal Spray
  3. Ricochet Candies
  4. Ice Breakers
  5. Trident

With so many different ways to incorporate xylitol in your daily diet, how will you do it? Dr. Robert Mitchell recommends xylitol as a great way to replace your daily amount of sugar and help fight cavities. Learn more today from Dr. Mitchell at www.RobertMitchellDDS.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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