A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Smile

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The complex device that is your body can be influenced by many factors, including your diet. It can not only have an effect on your physical health, but your dental health, as well.

Dr. Carrie Sessom advocates giving fastidious consideration to the foods you eat and drinks you consume as well as altering your diet to help avert cavities or other oral healthcare issue, such as gingivitis, chronic periodontal disease, and your vulnerability to oral infections.

These common dental problems can be prevented or significantly decreased when you consume a healthy diet with minimal sugar. The types of sugar, how and when you consume them, and how much sugar you consume, all can have an important influence on your dental health. Also, we recommend that you stay away from food with a low pH, as these acidic foods can eat away at the enamel of your teeth.

When choosing tooth healthy foods, keep these tips in mind. Eat a well-balanced meal that includes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat & fat-free dairy foods, along with lean sources of protein, all of which will help strengthen and nourish your tooth enamel. Limit the number of snacks you consume, and choose foods with lots of water content or which contain a healthy crunch to increase the production of saliva such as apples, cucumbers, pears, and celery. These foods will lessen the effects of the acid and help clean your teeth.

For more information on what you eat that can affect your smile, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, please contact Riverwalk Dental Spa & Sleep Solutions and consult with a member of our great dental team! We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile, so please contact, us at 918-770-0027, today!