Dr. Peltzer’s Tips For A Better Smile!

Dr. Peltzer’s Tips For A Better Smile!

  • October 29, 2016

Our leader, Dr. Peltzer, is a trusted family dentist, a competent oral surgeon, and a bonafide smile makeover specialist for patients living in the Central Connecticut area. That will be a good thing for you over the course of your life.

But, at Gentle Dental Care, our main mission is simply to get you the best-looking, healthies smile in Plainville!

As such, today we want to explore Dr. Peltzer’s tips for saving your smile by avoiding certain things. When you are finished reading, be sure to schedule your next appointment with our team!


Ice is so hard that chewing it can badly damage your teeth. Besides the chance of breaking a tooth, chewing ice also wears down the enamel of your teeth. This could lead to heat/cold sensitivity and cavities. It can also create problems for your gums. Dr. Peltzer says, don’t do it!


We admit that Popcorn is basically a healthy snack, but you still need to be mindful when consuming it. Here’s the thing: pieces of popcorn can get stuck between your teeth, which is where harmful bacteria is lurking. The bacteria can eat the tiny parts of popcorn stuck there, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. But there’s also always a possibility that you will bite into an unpopped kernel which is hard enough to damage or break your teeth. Dr. Peltzer wants to help you avoid a dental emergency situation!


You’ve heard this one time and again. But Dr. Peltzer wants you to really understand it. With as much sugar as a bottle of regular soda contains, it is never the best choice for your teeth. Many sodas also contain caramel and fructose, which is basically sugar that coats and sticks to your teeth.

Don’t be suckered by diet colas either. Even though diet soda doesn’t have “sugar,” all soda is high in acidity. That acid can erode your enamel, making cavities much more likely to appear.


Sure, a cup of coffee from the Bolo Bakery can really get you going in the morning, but it slowly stains your teeth over time, turning your once pearly whites into a brown-yellow color. Even worse, most coffee drinks have so much sugar in them, they’re as bad for your teeth as a fountain Pepsi!

Alcoholic Beverages

At Gentle Dental Care, the primary problem we have with alcoholic drinks is that they dry out your mouth.

While drinking, your mouth won’t produce enough saliva, which you need to help wash away particles of food or drink from your teeth and gums.

Also, some alcoholic drinks have a lot of sugar making them very bad for your teeth. And, get this, if red wine is your drink of choice, you will also be staining your teeth.

Plus, alcohol can influence your decision-making overall, which could lead to other problems as far as oral health is concerned.

Sports Drinks

Gatorade and other sports drinks are really designed to be consumed only after you’ve been sweating a lot. This is why they contain carbohydrates, which is really just another form of sugar. Gatorade might not taste as sweet as pop, but it can still do the same damage to your teeth. In this sort of situation, water is always your best bet.

Come See Dr. Peltzer!

Making good decisions will help save your smile in the end. The best decision you can make for your dental health is to let Dr. Peltzer examine your situation every 3-6 months and administer a professional teeth cleaning.

To keep your mouth fresh, and your smile looking great all through life, contact our Plainville, CT dentist’s office today!


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