Dr. Mari Ramirez is an experienced dentist here in Addison. At The Addison Dentist, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s article focuses on something mouth-related 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. A 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 tooth decay and gum disease.
2) Limit processed foods with a lot of salt, fat, and artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are deadly for a multitude of reasons, but many men and women don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 4145 Belt Line Rd Ste 208 in Addison.
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