At the Yuma Family Dentist, we encourage all our patients patients to keep up with their oral hygiene so maintain optimum oral health. A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but one 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 recommendations 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. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding cavities and gum disease.
2) Steer clear of processed food with artificial flavors. They’re high in fat and salt, and will quickly desensitize you to subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a lot of reasons. One that gets overlooked sometimes is that smoking dulls your taste buds. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently from smoking.
In addition to healthy teeth and keen taste buds, we want our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, please contact The Yuma Dentist.