Dear Dr. Ellie:
I have a question for you…Should I stay away from the wine for now until I get your book I ordered?
No, please don’t give up on the wine!!! We all need to eat or snack on delicious things and many are acidic!!Just be aware of this fact that many foods and drinks are acidic (coffee and wine etc).
To protect your teeth from this acidity you need to finish the meal, drink or snack with some kind of “tooth protective food”. Foods are tooth protective because they are alkaline or because they create an alkaline environment (like xylitol). Alkaline foods are mostly fresh vegetables, nuts and dairy products.
Hence perhaps the logic for wine and cheese! So, enjoy your wine but finish after the last sip of wine with a little piece of cheese or some nuts for example either one will protect your teeth.
I told you this system would be easy and what’s more it is a delicious way to protect your teeth!! So enjoy the wine and then protect your teeth afterwards!
What you eat or drink is not as important as the FINAL food or drink at the end of the meal or snack the last bite!!
Ellie Phillips DDS
Dental Health for Everyone!
Author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye