Watching TV And Oral Health
Do you enjoy watching TV shows on a streaming service? As of late, there seems to be an endless amount of streaming services that you can join as a subscriber. With everyone home during the start of the pandemic two years ago, binge watching shows became a pastime to do with your family while there were no other entertainment options. The same mentality has continued each time the new season of a popular series is released. You might be wondering how this has anything to do with your oral health. Unfortunately, for some, binge watching TV can have negative effects on your oral health.
Snacking, Snacking, and More Snacking
Many people love a good snack when they sit to watch a favorite TV show or movie. Think about the movie theatre and the wide range of snacks and treats you can purchase. When you are in the comfort of your own home, any number of snacks and treats are as close as the refrigerator or pantry. This can become a problem when you are sitting for hours on end and eating and drinking whatever you choose. The more you snack and drink anything other than water throughout the day, the more you are adding bacteria to your mouth. If not cleaned properly in a timely manner, this added bacteria can lead to issues with tooth decay. Enjoying some snacks while watching TV is not a problem, but it can easily turn into one if you are not mindful.
Be Sure to Clean Your Teeth
When watching a show for hours at a time, it can be easy to delay your oral hygiene routine. Not cleaning your teeth properly, along with increased snacking, can lead to oral health problems in the future. Be sure to take breaks to clean your teeth, especially if you are eating extra sweets or drinking sugary beverages.
The best way to ensure your teeth remain healthy is to visit our office regularly for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning. We can thoroughly inspect your teeth and ensure there is no decay or other problems. Call our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!