Dental Health and Diet
What you eat has a great effect on your dental health, just like it has on your overall health. Sugary foods are the main cause of tooth decay. It is important to note that the frequency of consuming sugar is more significantly harmful to your dental health than the amount of sugar consumed. Eating sugary and acidic foods such as desserts, candy, sodas etc. for an extended period of time creates a constant sugar supply for oral bacteria, leading to tooth decay.
It is also vital to keep in mind that sugar is not just present in sugary foods. Foods with high starch content are also “sugary”.
The best method to save your teeth from cavities is to prevent sugar from sticking to your teeth. Brushing your teeth after you consume sugar, and follow with a thorough rinse using a Fluoride mouthwash. You can also chew sugarless gum can help.
While people believe that chewing foods such as carrots and apples may positively impact the health of your teeth, there not really any foods that could prevent tooth decay.
Contact Us to Learn More About Dental Health and Diet
Schedule an appointment with Lifetime Dental, San Bernardino to know more about the ideal diet for great dental health. Call us at (909) 890-1206.