Dental

Do Lunch Right on National Drive-Thru Day

fast food restaurant

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, today is National Drive-Thru Day. The drive-thru is convenient. First of all, people don’t have a lot of time on lunch, so they need something quick. Secondly, that’s when you see the lines around McDonald’s and Burger King jammed up.

Future Dental Problems

Fast food means major dental problems for your teeth and gums. Foods that cling to your teeth, put you at a much higher risk for cavities. This allow acids that cause tooth decay to build up on the tooth surface.

Fermentable carbs, which are in chips, create the perfect opportunity for dental cavity-causing acids. You can minimize their effect by eating them as a part of a meal with other types of food. How can you do this? Eat cheese along with your crackers will help neutralize the acids.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, soda and bottled iced tea are the worst. These are empty calories where sugar can wear down your teeth’s enamel over time.

What Can You Do on National Drive-Thru Day?

First, limit your consumption of fast food as much as possible. If you find yourself craving a burger or taco, chew sugarless gum or rinse with water for 30 seconds afterwards. This will help prevent food from sticking to your teeth the rest of the day.

Try to choose a place that carries nutritional meals. Not only will you do a good thing for your teeth, but your body as well.

Speak with your dentist to address any concerns and make sure that you maintain the healthy smile you deserve. We do have a sister company called Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy Dentistry. If you’d like more information, contact them!

Get A Dental Plan

The Argus Freedom Plan offers quality, affordable coverage for basic and specialty dental care. Members have the freedom to choose the best quality care.

First, with no waiting periods, no claims forms, and no deductibles, the Argus Freedom Plan offers easy to use dental coverage. Secondly, members have the freedom to access any dentist of their choice. Finally, they can also enjoy additional savings when using an in-network provider.

The Argus Master Plan offers quality, affordable dental care coverage for Florida residents. Plans start as low as $8.95 per month!

In conclusion, adults often experience changes in their oral and health as they age, which may require services beyond preventative care.