At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, our dentists enjoy helping patients maintain excellent oral health. This blog post focuses on something 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. And it turns out, healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds. 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 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 will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! You already know this, but we can never say it enough. Cigarettes are responsible for many serious health problems, yet many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, we emphasize good dental health in all our patients. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and keep evening and weekend hours that fit any busy schedule. Make an appointment with us today.
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