Proper nutrition can benefit you in a number of ways; increased energy, improved immune system, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease. How often, however, do you look at how your diet influences your oral health?
Impact on Oral Health
Your diet can impact your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods provide an environment that can prevent inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the prime choices for oral health. Calcium-fortified beverages, milk, and other dairy products provide vitamins, minerals, and calcium that aids in keeping teeth, bones, and gums healthy. Eating crispy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and celery, will help clean your teeth and gums.
Be sure to brush after each meal and before bed. Moreover, remember to floss or use a water irrigating method to dislodge food particles trapped in spaces. By eating well, brushing properly, flossing regularly, and avoiding foods that stick to your teeth, you can have a beautiful smile for life.
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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have a full-service dental practice in Comstock Park. Helping dental patients stay healthy is extremely important to us, and so is helping patients achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, composite fillings, and Invisalign Orthodontics.
Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park has been serving the Grand Rapids area since 1974. Please contact us at 616-784-2377 if you are looking for quality dental care from a local dentist with the experience, expertise, and personalized attention.