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While you can’t stop freak accidents, you can lessen the likelihood of emergencies by taking some basic precautions. For example, wearing a mouth guard while playing sports is a great way to ensure that your teeth have the smallest possibility of being knocked out. Mouth guards also protect against chips, fractures, and other issues.
If your teeth get damaged in any way, you can’t afford to let the damage linger. Call us at 757-541-2168 for more information on how our practice handles dental emergencies.

A Better Diet means Whiter Teeth
Teeth whitening can be a frustrating process. At-home kits only deliver a limited whitening experience, while it’s also hard to find time to sit down for professional whitening appointments.
However, there’s one thing you can do at home to immediately improve your smile – eat a better diet.

How are the two connected? Well, let’s see what the team at Crossroads Dental in Chesapeake, Virginia, has to say to help make the connection clear.

Your diet and your teeth
Believe it or not, but your diet has a huge impact on the health of your teeth. If you eat a diet high in foods and drink that are acidic, dark-colored, or heavily sugared, you put the color of your teeth at risk. Food that promotes plaque buildup and enamel erosion makes it more difficult than you’d think to get – and maintain – white teeth.

Some foods promote whiter teeth
Food that stimulates saliva production – something that’s more important than most people realize, due to the myriad health benefits of saliva production – can help clean your teeth and mouth, which results in less potential plaque and debris buildup. That automatically reduces the chance of your teeth becoming discolored.

A good diet will always benefit more than just your waistline. For more information, call us today at 757-541-2168.