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Your Dental Health During National Pizza Month

Do you feel guilty eating pizza? Excess calories and increased sodium intake aren’t good for you. However, cheese is because of the calcium. So, on National Pizza Month, grab an extra slice for us!

National Pizza Month

Eating cheese pizza is a great way to increase your calcium intake. Cheese is also a source of protein. Choose a pizza with meat to boost your pizza’s protein content.

Carbs provide fuel to your central nervous system. Depending on how you like your crust, chewing helps stimulate your saliva flow.

You bite into the hot pizza and burn your mouth – ouch! Did you know that a common oral effect of vitamin B deficiency is by burning your mouth?

So, there you have the evidence to prove that pizza is good! There’s no harm in consuming pizza but use common sense. Excess and deficiency are harmful, so don’t eat pizza every night.

Keep Your Teeth Beautiful

While enjoying all the glories of National Pizza Month, you’ll want to keep your mouth healthy. Here are some tips that could help you:

  • First, replace your toothbrush: When’s the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or earlier if the bristles fray or flatten.
  • Secondly, take care of your tongue: Whenever you brush your teeth, take some time to scrape your tongue to prevent bacteria that causes bad breath. You can either use your brush or a tongue scraper. If you are looking for a tongue cleaner, Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy Tri-Angle™tongue cleaner aligns to follow the natural curves of the human tongue. The flexibility allows the cleaning edge to reach the back and the concave center of the tongue without gagging caused by other designs.
  • Thirdly, floss before brushing: Flossing first makes brushing more effective by removing the particles of food that gets trapped between your teeth. Don’t forget to also rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash for better protection against bacteria.
  • Finally, minimize the intake of food that can stain your teeth: Every time you eat/drink something that may cause teeth discoloration, rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or even water. Munch on veggies and fruits that are good for your teeth such as apple, carrots and celery.
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