Our diet is a big part of our dental health. The foods we eat can sometimes lead to tooth decay or cracked teeth if we’re not careful. Here are some common culprits that may be eroding your smile.
Avoiding these foods or eating them in moderation may help you to preserve your whole, white teeth.
Almonds and popcorn are the most common foods that lead to chipped or cracked teeth that Dr. Broome sees in the office. Another common cause is accidentally biting the fork while eating. Almonds and popcorn are fairly healthy snacks. As such, many people eat them at work or in between meals. However, it is important to be careful not to bite down hard on an unexpected kernel or try to bite too many almonds at once!
If you do experience a chip or crack in your tooth, there are means to fix it. At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, and dental crowns to fix broken teeth. Veneers are a popular way to cover damage through custom-made shells that are bonded to the teeth. Inlays and onlays can be used to correct damage too small for a crown but too big for a simple filling. Dental crowns can be used for cracked or decaying teeth, where the damage needs to be replaced.
Sugar leads to tooth decay and sugar can show up in many unexpected foods. For instance, even a breakfast cereal touted as being “healthy” can have up to three teaspoons of sugar per serving! Check the sugar content of any cereal before buying it - it’s usually safest to stick with wheat biscuits or unsweetened oats. In addition, while the sugar in fruit is considered healthy, it can still wreak havoc on your teeth. Blending whole fruits releases their sugar content, making that fruit smoothie dangerous for your smile. If you need your smoothie fix, try to drink it with a straw to minimize tooth damage.
If caught at an early enough stage, Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry offers a few options to prevent further decay. ICON is a non-invasive treatment that works to actively reverse tooth decay while MI-Paste is a cream, which can be applied to help treat tooth decay in the earliest stages. If tooth decay progresses further, fillings, crowns, and other options are available to correct it.
Your daily coffee in the morning may help wake you up, but it comes at a cost - yellow teeth! Hot beverages, such as coffee and black tea, contribute to stained teeth over time. When drunk regularly, the tannins in tea and coffee end up turning teeth yellow. However, you may be able to prevent this staining by rinsing the mouth with water after your drink. This can help wash off the tannins left behind on your teeth. Or, you could give up caffeine and switch to decaffeinated green tea, which is fine for teeth.
If you can’t give up your coffee and end up with stained teeth, we have solutions for that as well. We offer various teeth whitening services, the most popular of which is Zoom! teeth whitening. A Zoom! treatment takes only about an hour and is safe and effective. Porcelain veneers can also be used to achieve a whiter smile, if the stains are too severe for other teeth whitening treatments or if there are other problems with the teeth besides just stains.
Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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