Test your knowledge on foods that can ruin an a list smile (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)

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Dr. Catrise Austin is an expert New York Cosmetic Dentist. In 1908, she opened an office under the banner "VIP Smiles", a modern dental practice that boasts an impressive loyal following, including some of the warmest smiles in the entertainment industry.

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Test your knowledge on foods that can ruin an a list smile (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)

  1. 1. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an! A-List Smile Dr. Catrise Austin
  2. 2. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile §  Keeping an A-List Smile can be simple if you make the right food choices. Let’s test your knowledge on foods that can ruin your smile. §  Check the option below that can put your smile on the D-list: _____ Processed cereals: cereals like Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops as well as “plain” cereals such as Wheaties, Cheerios, etc. _____ Cake _____ Candy _____ Chocolate drinks, chocolate milk, cocoa _____ Condensed milk _____ Cookies _____ Canned fruit (with syrup) _____ Dried fruit (including raisins) _____ Graham crackers _____ Gum _____ Ice cream
  3. 3. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile _____ Fruit juices (that aren’t 100% juice) _____ Imitation fruit juices (including Hi-C) _____ Jelly, jam _____ Macaroni _____ Marshmallows _____ Pastries _____ Pie _____ Soda _____ Sweet toppings, sauces, syrups, icings _____ White bread (including hot dog and hamburger buns) _____ Caramel corn _____ Crackers such as Ritz, Bacon Thins, Twigs, etc. _____ Doughnuts _____ Honey
  4. 4. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile _____ Jell-O and gelatin _____ Kool-Aid _____ Malted milk _____ Milk shakes _____ Molasses _____ Peanut butter (Jif, Skippy, et al.) _____ Processed cheeses _____ Puddings _____ Tang _____ Waffles, pancakes
  5. 5. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile §  How do you think you did? If you checked all of the above and only consume these foods and beverages in moderation, then you’re on the road to keeping a healthy, A-List Smile. §  Many foods and beverages that may seem harmless often times are high in sugar or carbohydrates that quickly convert to cavity forming acids in the mouth. Get in the habit of reading nutritional labels to help you make the best choices to help you have an “A-List” smile. §  In general, avoid the usual suspects like candy, sugar, sodas and other sweet treats. A rare indulgence now and then shouldn’t send you running into the arms of your dental professional, but bad habits lead to bad teeth, so keep those indulgences to a bare minimum.
  6. 6. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile §  In addition to these basic guidelines, here are a few specific suggestions on how proper nutrition can benefit your new A-List Smile: §  Avoid starchy or “sticky” foods: You know what the bacteria on your teeth and tongue and in your mouth feed on? Carbohydrates. So the fewer carbs you eat, the less “food” your bacteria get to thrive on. By no means am I telling you to limit or restrict carbohydrates from your daily diet; they are a vital tool for providing your body with the energy and resources it needs daily. However, eating carbohydrates to excess – starchy, “sticky” foods like bread, cakes, cookies, brownies and pies – can put your mouth at risk.
  7. 7. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile §  Eat first, drink second: We are a nation that thrives on convenience, but did you know that fruit juice is mostly sugar? In fact, it takes eight whole apples to equal the sugar content in one glass of apple juice. So while drinking juice may be convenient, eating a piece of fruit rather than drinking a glass of fruit juice can not only reduce the amount of sugar you ingest – which as we all know is bad for your teeth – but can help make you feel fuller at the same time.
  8. 8. Test Your Knowledge on Foods That Can Ruin an A-List Smile §  Get your vitamins: Your teeth can decay when there are not enough vitamins, nutrients and minerals consumed for proper dental care. Eating properly doesn’t just help keep your mouth clean and free of bacteria; it also helps make your teeth stronger. For instance, VitaminC can contribute to stronger, healthier teeth, as can calcium. So make sure you eat properly and take a quality vitamin supplement to ensure you’re getting enough of what your body needs every single day.
  9. 9. Call Today for a Consultation! Dr. Catrise Austin 119 W. 57th Street, Suite 512 New York, New York 10019 Phone (212) 262-6054 Website: http://NYCCGD.com As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we offer a variety of dental services including but not limited to: Cosmetic Dentistry :: Dental Crowns :: Dental Health :: Dental Implants :: Family Dentistry :: General Dentistry :: Porcelain Veneers :: Composite Veneers :: Restorative Dentistry :: Braces :: Smile Makeover :: Teeth Whitening :: Sedation Dentistry. As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we serve the following areas: We serve patients all over the world as well as those in the following areas: Manhattan, NY :: Harlem, NY :: MidTown, NY :: New York, NY :: Time Square :: Upper West Side :: Upper East Side.

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