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Did you know that there are many things you should try to protect your oral health? For example, you might know that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and should set up an appointment with us once every six months. However, did you know that certain beverages could actually damage your teeth?

For example, you may understand that drinking alcohol excessively could be harmful to your overall health. Still, did you know that drinking alcohol could also have an impact your pearly whites? You see, alcohol could irritate your gums, which could ultimately lead to problems like gum disease. In left untreated, gum disease can cause a number of severe oral problems. Naturally, if you don’t treat gum disease, your teeth could eventually fall out.

Lastly, please remember that red wine could also stain your pearly whites. You can usually prevent this problem by drinking white wine instead of red, but there are a number benefits that go along with red wine. For example, red wine can actually help you prevent gum disease.

Are you interested in learning more about the dental care you can receive from our team? Are you interested in hearing more about how different drinks can impact your pearly whites in Chicago, Illinois? Are you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Gary Wegmann? If so, please feel free to give The Chicago Family Dental Center a call at 312.551.0500. We look forward to meeting with you.