Maintaining a healthy diet and choosing the correct food items are vital for maintaining good oral hygiene and healthy teeth. It is important to develop good diet and eating habits from a young age, as these habits and healthy practices tend to last for a lifetime.
How Nutrition Affects Oral Health
The foods we consume comes in contact with the bacteria and the germs which live in our mouth. When we do not brush and floss properly, plaque and tartar tend to accumulate on the teeth. It thrives on sugar and starch which is present in our food. Many food items are rich in starch and sugar, and when the bacteria break down these sugars and starch, it produces an acid which attacks the dental enamel, and this leads to causing dental decay.
Importance of a Healthy Diet
While selecting a healthy diet might sound simple, some of our favorite food items contain high amounts of starch and sugar. While fruits, bread, milk, cereal, and many fruits and vegetables contain some amount of starch and sugar. Also, it is important to limit the consumption of sugary snacks, fast food, carbonated sodas, etc. have these contain a high amount of starch and sugar.
Having a balanced diet and brushing and flossing regularly is an effective way of maintaining good oral and dental health. Some tips for maintaining healthy dental health and a balanced diet includes:
- Drinking plenty of water.
- Reducing the habit of snacking in between meals.
- Brushing at least twice a day.
- Flossing Daily
- Eating a wide array of healthy food items which encompass proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats.
- Fixing regular appointments with Robinson Dental Group for a regular dental check-up.
Consumption of a healthy balanced diet and avoiding food and beverages which are high in sugar content help in preventing cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly can help in cleaning your mouth, prevent the accumulation of plaque and help you achieve a healthy dental and overall health.
To know more about choosing the right diet for your oral health, call Robison Dental Group to schedule an appointment, and we shall be happy to assist you.