What healthy eating habits are you doing to protect your smile? Did you know that simply by eating a healthy and nutritious meal, you can lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease? In addition, some foods can even strengthen your tooth enamel. The benefits of eating a healthy diet include:
– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples or pears have been shown to be effective at washing away bacteria and harmful acids in your mouth.
– Keeping your tooth enamel solid is vital for a healthy mouth, so look for foods that contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which can help support your enamel. This includes cheeses, nuts, milk, and various types of meats, such as chicken.
– Eat foods that can kindle saliva production in your mouth, including many types of chewy and watery snacks. Saliva has natural acid-fighting properties making it an amazing tool to use to improve your oral health.
– Keeping your teeth clean after meals is necessary because you cannot always eat healthy foods all the time. However, brushing your teeth after meals can be too abrasive to your teeth, as they are in a sensitive state at this time, so instead, try using sugarless gum or mouthwash to assist in keeping your smile clean.
If you are interested in treatment for your oral health, we are here to assist you. For a complete diagnosis and treatment, please contact Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL to book an appointment with Dr. Charles Peter and our team at our dentist office in Clearwater, Florida. Call us at 727-785-7202. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call or visit us today!