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Fast Food and Your Oral Health

Mar 30th, 2021

With the new Guy Fieri, Flavortown Kitchen that recently opened up here in Salem, it’s important to remember how fast food impacts your health. Many don’t realize the impacts that these types of foods have on your teeth, so keep reading to learn more before you chow down.

Starches & Your Teeth

Pizza, burgers, and french fries are delicious but high in starch content. Starch sticks to your teeth where it can stay for a while. If you forget to brush or floss your teeth after eating fast food these particles can settle in your teeth and cause bacterial growth. “Bad” bacteria in your mouth only leads to tooth decay and cavities. 

Sugary Drinks

As we all may know, sodas are very bad for your teeth! Carbonated beverages can destroy enamel with its high acidity. The sugars in the drink mixed with the bacteria in your mouth causes acid to destroy your teeth and cause erosion. 

Salty Foods

Diets rich with large amounts of sodium are not good for your health, including your oral health. Too much sodium can lead to dry mouth and excessive dryness in the mouth can indirectly cause cavities and gum disease since saliva protects teeth. 

In reasonable portions and quantities, fast food is not overtly harmful. Issues can only arise when overconsumption becomes out of control. Next time you enjoy fast food, keep in mind the amount you devour and the possible repercussions on your oral health.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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