Learning More: Your Diet and Your Smile

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When you think about oral healthcare, not only should you be make sure that you are using safe and effective products for your daily cleaning routines, you also need to make sure that you are maintaining a balanced diet and limiting the amount of unhealthy foods that you consume. You should limit unhealthy foods and add foods with vitamins and minerals instead. With a healthy diet, you can drastically lower your risk for several oral health problems.

Improving your diet includes improving things you eat on a daily basis. Focus on eating crunchy fruits and vegetables with a high water content, including apples and pears, as they can help stimulate the production of saliva. Saliva naturally occurs in your mouth that is known for its ability to help improve your oral health. Saliva can wash away food debris and neutralize acids in your mouth that can contribute to dental erosion and oral health problems.

Although saliva production is helpful for eliminating harmful products in your mouth, it may be a better idea to avoid unhealthy foods altogether. Sugars and carbohydrates can be converted into acids in your mouth that will eat through your tooth enamel. Although you should brush twice a day, it may help just to avoid unhealthy foods altogether. Also, be aware of the risks associated with hard foods that can be difficult to bite into as they can easily chip and crack your teeth.

If there is anything more you would like to know about healthy and unhealthy food and drink options, contact our dental office in Dacula, Georgia. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Dacula Family Dentistry by calling us at 678-268-6249. Dr. Carey Norton looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with a better diet for a better smile.