Keep Your Teeth Healthy!
December 16, 2015 by Dr. Emanuel Blog
When many people think of keeping their oral health in check they usually think of staying away from too much sugar and going to see the dentist every 6 months. Although both of these facts are true, today’s nutritional approaches to oral health go way beyond these things. For example, ongoing research has shown that antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, and nuts may strengthen immunity and improve our body’s ability to fight off bacteria and inflammation, which can all help to protect our teeth and gums.
Below are some do’s & don’ts on keeping your teeth healthy:
- Consume calcium-fortified juices, milk, and other dairy products that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These can help to promote healthy teeth and bones and can in turn reduce the risk for teeth loss.
- Consume fruits and raw veggies like apples, celery, and carrots. Crunchy fruits and veggies can help to clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Stay away from sugary foods! Sugar produces acids that damage our teeth and lead to tooth decay.
- Stay away from sticky foods. These are more likely to stay on teeth longer and in turn cause tooth decay. Even after brushing and rinsing your mouth these sticky particles can be left behind.
- Don’t consume too much acidic foods. Over time, acidic foods can eat away at tooth enamel.
Schedule your appointment with NYCCD today to learn more about healthy oral habits and what you should be doing to take care of your teeth. Contact our offices now and request an appointment and let us give you the perfect smile!