We know how tough it can be to find time for yourself during the workday – even to eat your lunch. Many of us skip the midday meal entirely. This only leads to an energy crash and fatigue throughout the afternoon. And, more likely than not, we then end up overeating at dinner time. Instead of eating a nutritious lunch, we tend to grab energy drinks, granola bars, or other sugar bombs. These only sustain us for brief periods and wreak absolute havoc on our teeth. By taking a little extra time to plan ahead, you can prep your eating for your day at the office or at school and end up feeling better overall.
Eating healthy impacts every part of your body – including your smile. Everything you consume passes through your mouth, and certain options will have a negative impact on your enamel (and often on the rest of you). Starchy or sugary snacks will erode your teeth and prompt the beginnings of decay, which fresh fruits and vegetables will help scrub away bacteria, and milk, yogurt, and cheese neutralize acids. It’s up to you which ones you choose.
Check out our tips for smart office eating below, and get in touch if you ever have questions about improving your tooth-healthy diet.