The health of our teeth and mouth are linked to overall health and wellbeing. Therefore, to prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet – what you eat and how often you eat – are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods, due to the bacteria in the mouth that converts sugars and carbohydrates to acids. These acids begin to attack the enamel on teeth and although we love to see you here at Flossophy dental, we would rather you eat a balanced diet to improve your smile naturally.
The best food choices for the health of your mouth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. These foods protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium and phosphorus needed to remineralize teeth. Other food choices include firm/crunchy fruits (apples and pears) and vegetables (celery and carrots). It’s important to limit your consumption of sugar containing drinks, including soft drinks, lemonade, and coffee or tea with added sugar. Exposing your teeth to abundant amounts of sugar can lead to tooth decay.
If you have questions about how diet affects your dental health, give us a call. To learn more about services provided here at the office, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333.