Your diet and your lifestyle can affect your oral health. Maintaining good oral hygiene is about more than just brushing and flossing daily, watching what you eat and regular dental check-ups will significantly contribute to the health of your teeth and gums…so eat right for your health and those pearly whites.
In addition to the general health benefits, a healthy balanced diet will significantly contribute to the health of your teeth and gums.
When you consume sugary or starchy foods and beverages, the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth produces acid that attacks tooth enamel.
There’s nothing wrong with the occasional sugary beverage, but the dentists at justSMILE in Ramsgate would suggest, for the health of your teeth, drinking sugary drinks through a straw.
Many of our favourite foods can cause us the greatest problems.
Foods like lollies, chocolate, cakes and soft drinks are the biggest causes of tooth decay. Your body’s natural defence to this acid is saliva, which is why chewing sugar-free gum, rinsing your mouth with water and limiting your frequency of sweet and starchy foods can help in preventing dental problems caused by your diet choices.
There are many foods that are good for your teeth and your health. Foods that help fight plaque build-up include:
Maintaining good oral hygiene is about more than just brushing and flossing daily, watching what you eat and regular dental check-ups.
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