If you didn’t already realize that we’re currently experiencing National Ice Cream Month, now you know! (Or, maybe you’ve been chowing down on some yummy ice cream every day since July 1st rolled around!). Whatever your level of interest in this month long reason to get your spoons ready as you select your favorite flavor, we suggest you take this opportunity to consider some important details about your smile health. We are dental professionals, after all, so turning a sugar-laden month into an educational moment is to be expected!
Question #1: Is It Okay To Eat Ice Cream?
It’s not good for your teeth but it is okay to eat ice cream. There’s a lot of stuff you might find yourself eating throughout the day that is not necessarily beneficial for your smile. However, it’s good to have a realistic understanding of how to eat what you want, while keeping your smile health safe. Just remember if you do eat something sugary, for instance, that following the treat with water (and brushing in a half hour) is key to protection.
Question #2: Why Does Ice Cream Hurt My Teeth?
If you eat ice cream and notice that your teeth hurt, you feel a “zing,” or something similarly uncomfortable occurs, this is referred to as teeth sensitivity. You might need to use a spoon instead of sinking your teeth into frigid ice cream. It’s also a good idea to schedule a visit with us to ensure there aren’t any underlying smile health issues contributing to your discomfort.
Question #3: Is Fruit-Based Ice Cream Safer?
If your ice cream contains sugar, then whether it’s chocolate, strawberry, or otherwise, it still presents the same threat to your smile. Just remember to keep your smile clean after you eat it and you can rest easy.
Protect Yourself With Consistent Preventive Care
In addition to your preventive care at home, we suggest you see our team once every six months for professional prevention in the form of comfortable cleanings and checkups. Schedule an appointment with DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX today by calling (903) 215-8223.