Its Friday, for some of us it’s a long weekend and it’s party time! While moderate alcohol consumption can be part of a healthy lifestyle, alcohol isn’t generally considered healthy, especially in the volumes that we consume at certain times of the year!
NO MATTER WHAT YOUR TIPPLE IS, YOUR TEETH WILL TAKE A KICKING!
Acidity, dark staining colours and sugar are the three biggest culprits in alcoholic drinks when it comes to harming our teeth.
We all know how bad red wine is when it comes to staining our teeth. But whisky and dark ales and rums can also cause a dark staining film to form on our teeth. But sugar filled alcoholic drinks such as Prosecco can cause erosion on the enamel of our teeth.
SWITCH UP YOUR SUGAR INTAKE!
Those of you who like to mix your drinks with sugar mixers such as Lemonade and Coca-cola may want to opt for sugar free options instead! Every little change can make a big difference to your teeth in the long-run!
People who binge on alcohol are three times more likely to develop plaque on their teeth and if this isn’t taken care of, teeth can become decayed and in a worst case scenario, need to be removed!
IF YOU’RE INDULGING IN SOME ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, REMEMBER TO:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with flouride toothpaste for AT LEAST two minutes!
- Floss twice a day. If you don’t floss, you’re missing 35% of the tooth’s surface.
- Drink alcoholic drinks through a straw wherever possible!
- Make a conscious effort to minimise the levels of sugar you’re consuming
As October approaches, why not combine some charity fundraising with taking a break from Alcohol and go SOBER FOR OCTOBER https://www.gosober.org.uk/
For more details on your dental health contact us at sloandental.co.uk/contact