How can my diet affect my teeth?
A healthy diet is essential for healthy teeth and gums. It’s important to ensure your diet contains plenty of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals that will help your body to fight infection and to repair damaged tissues, for example, gum tissue. Without a good diet, your body will be less able to fight infection leaving you more at risk of developing dental problems.
Tooth Friendly Drinks
If you can, ditch those sugary fizzy drinks in favour of plain water or milk. Try to limit your consumption of fresh fruit juice as this is often high in sugar and it’s better to eat the whole fruit.
What Are Some Easy Ways to Improve My Diet?
Having a healthy and tooth-friendly diet isn’t really that hard and often making just a few simple changes can help your dental health. With today’s busy lifestyles, it’s become much more common for people to snack frequently and while this can be a good way to boost energy levels it can affect your dental health.
How Snacking Affects Your Dental Health
This is because frequent snacking may increase the rate of acid erosion. Every time you eat something that is sugary or rich in carbohydrates, it causes your mouth to become more acidic for approximately half an hour afterwards. During this time your tooth enamel is softened, increasing your risk of tooth decay. Instead of reaching for something sweet or sticky in between meals, try to choose a more tooth-friendly option, for example, fresh, crunchy veggies, calcium-rich cheese or whole, fresh fruit.
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