Your Diet and Your Smile

Brushing your teeth every morning and night is an important aspect of maintaining your oral and dental health. Skipping this process can be problematic because it allows germs to build, which can lead to cavities, rotting, and other problems. We encourage you to do the same with your daily food as you ensure that your dental regimen is up to par!

The nutrition you consume has a significant impact on your oral health and can begin to display negative side effects if your diet lacks a sufficient amount of healthy and useful items. A well-balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, protein-rich foods, calcium-rich foods, and other positive aspects will provide you with the nutrition you need to strengthen your teeth, widen your smile, and improve your overall health!

Calcium-Rich Foods

You’ll be able to strengthen your teeth and bones with the help of these calcium-rich foods:

  • Milk, yogurt, and cheese that is low in fat or fat-free
  • Vegetables with dark green leaves
  • Almonds
  • Salmon
  • Tofu/soy beverages

Vitamin C Foods and Drinks

Include some of these naturally sweet and pleasant products in your diet to improve your gum health:

  • Citrus fruits and natural citrus beverages
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes

Why is Nutrition Important for Teeth?

Remember that too much of a good thing may be dangerous, so don’t be afraid to ask us how to enjoy these things in moderation so that you can get the most out of their beneficial elements and resources. Citrus fruits, for example, offer a lot of natural vitamin C, but they’re also quite abrasive and can weaken and dissolve your enamel. When you remove the covering surface of your teeth, you expose the root of the tooth, which contains the nerves and can produce severe aches when in contact with meals and liquids of varied temperatures and components.

What You Should Know About Snacking

We all know that there are several snacks that encourage healthy living, but not all of these snacks are beneficial to the health of your teeth and gums. Snacking in between meals can be quite dangerous in and of itself – the more frequently you eat, particularly in between main meals like breakfast, lunch, and supper, the more likely you are to expose your teeth to acidic, damaging substances that weaken your smile.

If you do decide to nibble, be careful what you choose! Fresh vegetables, such as celery, carrots, peppers, and cucumbers, is one of the best selections. While dried fruit is convenient, it is loaded with sweet additives for longevity and has been stripped of its natural, truly healthy components. Many organically produced fruits contain water, which is good for your teeth, and dried fruit removes this to keep the snack fresher for longer. Trust us — we’re sticking to the natural stuff!

Looking for more strategies to keep your teeth healthy? Call us to make an appointment with us. Every smile is unique, and our goal is to provide you with the best treatment for your teeth!