At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we enjoy helping patients maintain good oral health. This 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. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are a few suggestions to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.
- Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding decay and gum disease.
- Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
- Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many people don’t realize their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston, we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.
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