When it comes to thinking of how we can take better care of our teeth, some things instantly come to mind—brushing more, flossing, using mouth wash, and visiting the dentist to get the treatment we need. All of these are good ideas, and we should implement them the best we can.
But there is another way we can look after our oral health that might not come to mind immediately. Changing the way we eat can significantly affect our overall health and our oral health. Not only do your teeth need vitamins and minerals to build themselves up and keep themselves strong, but teeth can also benefit from food in other ways.
Crunchy foods like carrots, broccoli, and mixed nuts provide that essential nutrition and act as an abrasive brush, helping to clean teeth with every bite.
How Avoiding Certain Foods Can Help
It is no secret that bacteria that infect our mouths love acid and sugar. Avoiding foods with too much of either will help keep your teeth strong and the bacteria weak.
The acid can remove minerals from the surfaces of your teeth, making them more susceptible to further damage. A diet rich in calcium, magnesium, and other essential minerals and vitamins helps keep your teeth strong.
If you cant avoid sugar and acidic foods, make sure to brush as soon as you can after eating or drinking to reduce the adverse effects.
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At Cook Family Dental, we value our patient's oral health and work hard to help them live healthier lives.
If you have more questions about your dental nutrition and how you can improve the quality of your smile, contact us today.
Schedule an appointment to meet with our dentist to create a dental plan that can help you create the smile of your dreams.