Having a healthy diet can go a long way when it comes to your body and mind, and your dental health is no different. The body is a complex machine and it operates at its best when given the proper amount of nutrients. Did you know that certain vitamins and minerals help protect your teeth from tooth decay and gum disease? If you don’t have a healthy diet, your chances of experiencing one of these problems increases significantly.
The color of your teeth is at jeopardy as well. Some foods and drinks will cause yellowing. No one wants that!
It’s important to note that eating the right kind of food isn’t the only way to keep your mouth healthy. How often you eat certain foods can also make a big impact. Food high in acid will sit on your teeth and grow bacteria, increasing your chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
Below are some of our recommendations when it comes to eating a healthy diet.
The Good Food
This list should not be much of a surprise. Eat a variety from each of the major food groups.
The Bad Food
You guessed it. Sugar. “But why does it have to be so good?!”
Avoid excessive eating/drinking the following
Following these tips, brushing twice a day, and flossing regularly will give you proper oral hygiene. Make sure you visit us regularly as well. We will help prevent oral problems from occurring and we will catch those that do happen in early stages before it is difficult to fix. Not only does a healthy diet promote a healthy mouth, but it also increases your overall health. If you have questions regarding your diet or concerns about any dental problems you may be experiencing, contact us today.