The Good and Bad Guys Affecting Your First Impression
Doug Coupland once wrote “A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it.” Making an impression on the people you meet is essential in the world of entrepreneurs. According to commonly repeated smile statistics, 99.7% of adults believe an attractive smile is an important personal asset and 74% of people say that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for business or career success1. That is a lot of pressure on your smile! Don't worry...we will help. In honor of National Nutrition Monthwe have compiled a list of the best and worst foods for your smile. Best Foods2 - Rich in Fiber: Fiber stimulates saliva flow to the mouth. Saliva is your 2nd best defense of tooth decay, behind home dental care. - Dairy: Dairy helps replace minerals and vitamins in teeth that may have been previously lost. - Sugarless Gum: Another good saliva stimulator. - Water: A moist mouth is a healthy mouth. Water also helps wash away acids formed by sugary food. Worst Foods3 - Sugary Snacks:Research has proven that foods with high sugar content are damaging to our oral health. Sugary foods cause the acidity in your mouth to rise and promote tooth decay. Limit your frequency of sugar for a decay-free mouth. - Starchy Carbs: Cooked, starchy carbs are also major offenders. They can get stuck in your teeth and linger. - Carbonated Soft Drinks and Juices: Laden with sugars and acids, these drinks should be limited. If you must drink them, then use a straw. So raise your glass of water and cheers to a lifetime of healthy teeth and a dazzling smile! 1. Smile Makeovers! Dr. Jeffrey Solomon of Signature Smiles in Southfield, MI Has Mastered The Artistry Of Smiles! Â« Signature Smiles." Smile Makeovers! Dr. Jeffrey Solomon of Signature Smiles in Southfield, MI Has Mastered The Artistry Of Smiles! 20 July 2011. Web. 05 Mar. 2012. . 2. "The Best Foods for a Healthy Mouth." Delta Dental. Web. 05 Mar. 2012. . 3. "The Worst Foods for Your Teeth." Delta Dental. Web. 05 Mar. 2012. .