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May 31, 2024 • 1min read • Brent Hicken

3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy in Los Altos, CA

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Dr. Joseph Field is an experienced dentist here in Los Altos. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, 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. Dedicated oral hygiene not only keeps our teeth healthy, it benefits our taste buds. Here are some tips to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can delight each meal.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Optimal levels of saliva are also important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

2) Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with 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 strong teeth and taste buds, 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.

 

Contact Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry

(650) 948-5524

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99 3rd St
Los Altos, California
94022

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