Hi. I’m Dr. Kirk Johnson, a general and cosmetic dentist here in Anchorage. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s 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. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.
1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your Wasilla, Palmer, or Southern Alaska dentist. Plus, optimal levels of saliva are important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.
2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitized you to more subtle, healthy flavors.
3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are responsible for so many horrible health issues, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke and the olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.
Thank you so much for visiting the Anchorage dentist blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. So, if you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101 and you can reach us for an appointment at (907) 349-0022.
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