Super Smiles: Your Diet
posted: Mar 29, 2018.
Building a better dental profile includes making sure you’re doing everything you can to limit unhealthy foods in your diet and add healthy enamel-building foods at the same time. This includes limiting the amount of time you’re eating and the amount of time that harmful debris can come into contact with your teeth. By following an effective checklist to analyze all aspects of your diet, you can drastically improve the condition of your teeth and lower your risk for several oral health issues and problems.
If you are looking to strengthen your smile, be aware of all the oral health hazards in relation to your diet. If you are taking any products that can easily chip or crack your teeth, including hard foods or those that can linger in your mouth after eating them, including sticky or chewy sweets, you could be putting your smile at further oral health risks. Always limit the consumption of unhealthy products, as they can damage your teeth and smile if left unchecked.
In contrast to unhealthy products in your diet, there are actually products that you can take to help strengthen your smile. Did you know that products that have a high water content and are crunchy can up spur on the addition of saliva? Because they produce additional saliva, you can help keep your mouth clean and free of debris. Saliva will wash away debris, neutralize harmful acids in your diet and can even help produce disease-fighting substances to keep your teeth and gums safe.
Do you still have lingering questions about healthy and unhealthy food and drink options? Alan Nix and our team at our dental office in Terrell, Texas, are always here to help you take the steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call us at 972-563-7633 to book an appointment to discuss your options for improving your diet and your smile.