Health Food for Healthy Teeth

The food we eat and the drinks we consume have a direct impact on our health but also our oral health as well! Do you have a sweet tooth? Partaking in sugary beverages and foods is a slippery slope that leads to serious conditions like tooth decay, which is a leading chronic childhood disease.

Plaque that lays in wait on the surface of our teeth is met with sugars from what we consume creates an acid that wreaks havoc on our teeth and can lead to tooth decay. The bad news? It can be very serious and sounds awfully scary. The good news? It can be preventable!

Preventing tooth decay starts with you. We have to be cognizant about our nutritional intake and limit the amount of sugary drinks and food we intake on a daily basis. It’s time to practice that out with the old for the over sugared treats and in with the new for lower sugar and better tasting snacks. Having a diet that is low in variety and lacking nutrients makes it challenging for your mouth to properly defend itself. If your mouth isn’t able to properly defend itself, it opens up to a variety of ailments including gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Practicing good overall health while simultaneously practicing good oral health genuinely is one of the very best things that you can do for you and for your body. It’s important to be more mindful about the types of foods and drinks consumed and their sugar content. Eating a healthy diet that includes increased water intake, limited snacks, and increased vitamins and minerals will set you up for success!

Good oral hygiene is a little more in-depth than flossing and brushing twice every day. Give us a call or schedule your appointment today so that MaDental & Associates can help be the watchdog for your oral health, detect any issues and get ahead of the problem as soon as possible!

Schedule your appointment with the Dentists at MaDental & Associates today to combat sensitive teeth!