Additional Ways to Maintain Teeth

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly have long been the most effective ways to combat tooth decay and avoid gum disease. While these practices are sure to keep teeth healthy and clean, you can actually do a lot more. Between a few lifestyle changes and some easy tricks and tips, your teeth could truly benefit, as well as your body.

At the office of Robert Rosenfeld DDS, our helpful and experienced team strives to provide dental patients with the best treatment.  In an effort to help patients keep their oral health up to par, we’ve compiled a list of ways to maintain teeth at home. Let’s jump right in.

Simple Changes to Maintain Teeth

A great first step to take in improving your oral health is changing the way you eat. Of course, you should always avoid foods and drinks high in sugars and acids, but avoiding harmful foods isn’t the only change in diet you can make. Studies show a nutritious diet, rich in vitamins and minerals, can actually further protect teeth. Consider making the following changes to your diet:

  • Eat more healthy fats, such as coconut oil, butter (raw or organic), and avocados.
  • Make sure to get your vitamins and minerals. Try eating foods like sweet potatoes, fish, poultry, spinach, and kale.

Additionally, you can take probiotic supplements, which help attack the harmful bacteria that constantly resides in your mouth. Once you’ve made a change in diet, you can try a few easy tricks and tips to further maintain teeth.

Ways to Maintain Teeth: Helpful Tips

Aside from changing your diet and taking beneficial supplements like probiotics, there’s still plenty of ways to maintain teeth. Some of the tips to follow may be surprising, but they’ll surely improve your oral health. Check out the list below:

  • Chew Gum with Xylitol : Research shows chewing gum with xylitol can reduce your risk for tooth decay.
  • Eat Foods that Clean Teeth: Apples, carrots, and celery all work to clean teeth while you eat them. Try adding one of these foods to the end of your meal for a good cleaning.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water throughout the day won’t only help expel bacteria and food debris, but staying hydrated also benefits saliva production, which helps protect tooth enamel.

Don’t Forget Dental Checkups with Robert Rosenfeld DDS!

As you can see, there are plenty of additional ways to maintain teeth and protect your smile from decay. By eating a nutritious diet and following the tips above, you could do wonders for your oral health. Of course, you should also visit Dr. Robert Rosenfeld in Solana Beach, CA twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can contact us here or give us a call at 858.755.1189.

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Kevin B.

"Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff are absolutely AMAZING.  I have a fear of dentists and dentistry, but Dr. Rosenfeld and his outstanding team went the extra mile to make sure that I felt comfortable, reassured me that they would do anything and everything to take great care of me, and never made me feel anything but a very valued patient.  I never knew that an office would go so far to help me get through some challenging (at least for me) dental procedures.  Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for this office.  If only all businesses could provide the same level of customer service..  Oh, did I forget to mention that their work is top notch.  Worth every penny!"

Kevin B.

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2016-11-17T20:36:13+00:00
"Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff are absolutely AMAZING.  I have a fear of dentists and dentistry, but Dr. Rosenfeld and his outstanding team went the extra mile to make sure that I felt comfortable, reassured me that they would do anything and everything to take great care of me, and never made me feel anything but a very valued patient.  I never knew that an office would go so far to help me get through some challenging (at least for me) dental procedures.  Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for this office.  If only all businesses could provide the same level of customer service..  Oh, did I forget to mention that their work is top notch.  Worth every penny!" Kevin B.

Allan C.

"As good as it gets is correct!  Dr. Rosenfeld and his team are no-ka-oi!  He is a caring and kind professional with a bit o bend toward perfectionism.  The latter being a good thing when it comes to one's teeth.  At 58 he filled my first EVER cavity.  I was a bit nervous not having had that procedure ever before.  Dr. Rosenfeld took the time to make sure the area was numb to minimize my discomfort.  We agreed I probably needed a little more so he administered two more doses.  No discomfort whatsoever.  Toward the end of last year, I needed my first ever cap to repair a fissure in one of my molars.  This is where the perfectionism came into play - Dr. Rosenfeld made sure the cap exactly matched the color of my teeth. Dr. Rosenfeld is a marvelous practitioner!  I've recommended four friends to him and they all love him and his incredible team."

Allan C. 

5.0
2016-11-17T20:39:23+00:00
"As good as it gets is correct!  Dr. Rosenfeld and his team are no-ka-oi!  He is a caring and kind professional with a bit o bend toward perfectionism.  The latter being a good thing when it comes to one's teeth.  At 58 he filled my first EVER cavity.  I was a bit nervous not having had that procedure ever before.  Dr. Rosenfeld took the time to make sure the area was numb to minimize my discomfort.  We agreed I probably needed a little more so he administered two more doses.  No discomfort whatsoever.  Toward the end of last year, I needed my first ever cap to repair a fissure in one of my molars.  This is where the perfectionism came into play - Dr. Rosenfeld made sure the cap exactly matched the color of my teeth. Dr. Rosenfeld is a marvelous practitioner!  I've recommended four friends to him and they all love him and his incredible team." Allan C. 

Barbara M.

"Dr. Rosenfeld is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is very detail oriented and does an excellent job every time. Highly recommended. His staff is also excellent!"

Barbara M. 

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"Dr. Rosenfeld is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is very detail oriented and does an excellent job every time. Highly recommended. His staff is also excellent!" Barbara M. 

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"Seriously the best dentist our family has ever had. Dr Rosenfeld is great (for me) for the regular cleanings) and wonderful for my husband who has very problematic teeth and gums. Dr. Rosenfeld figured out the best way to help my husband minimize future problems and keep his mouth healthy."


Kristin B.

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2016-07-12T17:10:46+00:00
"Seriously the best dentist our family has ever had. Dr Rosenfeld is great (for me) for the regular cleanings) and wonderful for my husband who has very problematic teeth and gums. Dr. Rosenfeld figured out the best way to help my husband minimize future problems and keep his mouth healthy." Kristin B.

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"Dr. Rosenfeld is awesome does an awesome job and very friendly  I got a gold tooth and was perfect." Amber S. 

Adena F.

"Dr. Rosenfeld is the best! I’ve been going to him for 10+ years now and he’s been nothing but caring and an excellent dentist to me. He really makes a point to make sure that you’re comfortable throughout the whole appointment. He even gave me lip balm during working on my cavity to make sure I was as comfortable as possible! When I come in, I feel nervous and dreadful but Dr. Rosenfeld somehow always has a way of leaving me with a smile when we are done. Not that i will hope for another cavity though, of course."


Adena F.

5.0
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"Dr. Rosenfeld is the best! I’ve been going to him for 10+ years now and he’s been nothing but caring and an excellent dentist to me. He really makes a point to make sure that you’re comfortable throughout the whole appointment. He even gave me lip balm during working on my cavity to make sure I was as comfortable as possible! When I come in, I feel nervous and dreadful but Dr. Rosenfeld somehow always has a way of leaving me with a smile when we are done. Not that i will hope for another cavity though, of course." Adena F.
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