At Dental Care Today in Fishers, we enjoy helping our patients have the best dental health they possibly can. This post focuses on something that doesn’t get the attention that cavities or cosmetic dentistry do: 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. And it turns out, healthy oral habits benefit 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. A normal saliva level is also necessary for preventing cavities and gum disease.
2) Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with artificial flavors. They quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Tobacco is bad for lots of reasons, but many people don’t realize that smoking dulls the sense of taste.
Along with excellent dental health and a keen sense of taste, the team at Dental Care Today in Fishers wants each of our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, dental implants or porcelain veneers, please contact us. We are located at 9744 Lantern Rd in Fishers.