When it comes to having a healthier smile, you should consider everything that goes in your mouth! From the toothpaste you choose to the amount of time you spend flossing, every part of your smile is affected by what goes in. It should come as no surprise that the food and drink you select will play a huge role in a variety of health aspects. We’ve put together a few examples to show you what we mean!
Water – Drinking plenty of water can make a huge difference in your risk of dry mouth. By keeping your body hydrated, you are enabling your saliva to do it’s natural work: removing bacteria.
Crunchy Fruits and Veggies – Crunchy is important, because it is the foods like apples, pears, carrots, and sweet peppers that can actually scrub your teeth of the bacteria and plaque buildup.
Lean Proteins and Hard Cheeses – Your teeth are the first contact for the food that goes in your mouth. While chewing, you saliva begins to break down those minerals and reinforce the strength of your tooth enamel. Selecting lean proteins and hard cheeses will help this process.
It’s ok to have fun with what you eat every once in a while, but the majority of your food and snacks should be things that will benefit your teeth as well as your heart and waistline. Contact us today to learn more about how your food affects your teeth and how you can make better choices for your smile!