At Sven Bone Dentistry in Bozeman, we enjoy helping patients maintain excellent dental health. In this blog post we’re going to focus on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.
A healthy mouth is not only happy, but also one that lets you enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some recommendations to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.
- Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. A normal saliva level is also necessary for preventing cavities and gum disease.
- Steer clear of salt- and fat-heavy processed food with artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
- Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a host of reasons, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
At Sven Bone Dentistry in Bozeman, we want all of our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Please brush and floss twice a day, and see us for regular checkups! Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Call us for an appointment today!