While eating throughout the day, we don’t tend to give our teeth much thought. Sugary foods and temperature extremes can cause a great deal of stress to our teeth. To ensure optimal oral health, prevention is a much better alliterative to treatment.
Healthy dental routines such as regular brushing and flossing are important to ensure a healthy smile. But did you also know that your diet has an impact on your oral health? Try to avoid foods that are sticky, or get wedged in our teeth. These types of foods can loosen fillings, and even cause a disruption to crown.
Healthy alternatives to ensure a bright and healthy smile include nuts, cheeses, and milk. The high levels of calcium and phosphorus in these foods can help strengthen and protect tooth enamel. Also, foods with a high water contact are the best for your teeth, such as fruits and vegetables. The water contained in these foods helps to wash away bacteria and dilute sugar effects.
The most important aspect of a healthy smile is to ensure a regular preventive dentistry routine. Request an appointment today with your favorite University Dental Associates practice location, and keep on smiling!