Can my dietary choices impact my oral health?
The foods and drinks we consume on a regular basis have a huge impact on the health of our smiles. Avoiding sugars are not the only things we have to watch for when it comes to keeping our teeth strong.
Choosing the Right Beverages
What we drink has a huge affect on our teeth. After all, liquids are capable of accessing all surface areas, making them one of the predominant causes of tooth decay. Although “sugar-free” or “diet” beverages may have artificial sweeteners and fewer cavities, they are just as capable of causing tooth decay.
Drinking fluoridated water is one of the healthiest things we can do for our teeth. Not only does it rinse the teeth of acids and biofilm, the fluoride also aids in healthy tooth development.
The Foods and Snacks we Consume
Eating fresh, crispy fruits and vegetables is very beneficial to the health of our teeth and gums. These firm, fibrous foods stimulate gum tissues, improve immunity and clean the teeth as we chew them. Making produce our go-to snack and a predominant portion of our meals is an important daily choice.
Customized Nutritional Counseling
We understand that some of our patients want help making smart choices about their diets. We also understand that certain types of medical conditions may impact the types of food that you can consume. Our dentists and hygienists are able to help you balance your nutrition so that it is beneficial to you physically, as much as it is to your smile.
For more information on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy, speak to our friendly dental team at either of our locations today.