Dr. Steven Gustafson is an experienced dentist here in Royal Oak. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, 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. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some tips 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. Optimal levels of saliva are also important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.
2) Limit processed foods with a lot of salt, fat, and artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are deadly for a multitude of reasons, but many individuals 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. Along with strong teeth and 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 940 E 11 Mile Rd in Royal Oak.
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