They say you are what you eat…and that certainly rings true with your oral health!
You probably know that healthy, nutritious foods are key to maintaining a healthy body. But did you know that there are foods that can also benefit your teeth and gums?
Read on to learn more.
What to eat for optimum dental health
Foods that contain high levels of calcium, such as low-fat cheese and yogurt or even leafy greens all can offer your teeth a dose of nourishment. Likewise, foods that are high in protein, such as meat, fish, poultry and eggs also help to protect tooth enamel.
Further, foods with high water and fiber content, like veggies and fruits, can neutralize acid in the mouth and help to prevent decay.
When considering beverages, water, of course is the best bet. Fluoridated water keeps enamel in good condition and even helps to repair damaged enamel. Not to mention water washes out food particles stuck between the teeth and can help to keep breath fresh by reducing bacteria.
On the other hand, eating a surplus of highly acidic foods, like pasta sauces, sports drinks and sugary sodas and candy, have the adverse effect. These wear away at tooth enamel and actually encourage tooth decay.
So, to keep it simple, the foods that you would think are best for your body are usually best for your teeth, as well.
Your Southeast Michigan dentist office
Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is your metro Detroit cosmetic and family dentist. In fact, we welcome patients from all across our state and beyond who wish to experience the height of dental treatments.
As specialists in restorative, cosmetic and preventative dentistry, we remain at the forefront of the latest and greatest dental techniques, tools and treatments. And our goal is to ensure your appointment is comfortable and effective.
Many of our cosmetic treatments can completely overhaul your smile in hardly any time at all. Even those who had thought their smiles were a lost cause have been pleased to know that we have solutions.
Call us today – we’d love to be your dentist of choice.