When it comes to dental health, what you eat matters. The food you eat affects your overall health and wellness and the health of your teeth and gums. For strong dental health, follow these tips when choosing your meals.
Healthy Food Options
For good dental health, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of nutritious food, including:
- Leafy greens
- Whole grains
- Lean source of protein
Having a well-balanced diet will help your body get the nutrition it needs. Your body and your teeth will thank you for it.
Foods to Avoid
Consuming certain foods and beverages can put you at risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Stay clear of sugar-filled foods and drinks, such as soda, candy, and gum. Instead, opt for water and sugarless gum. Also, be sure to watch your citrus intake. Acidic foods are known to erode enamel, causing tooth decay over time. Finally, limit alcohol consumption to avoid dehydration and dry mouth. Heavy alcohol intake can also increase your risk for mouth cancer.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Cleanings and oral exams not only keep your teeth healthy and strong, but it also keeps you feeling and looking your best. Fighting gum infections and maintaining oral health is easy. It just takes a little time each day, and some professional help from your friends at Malan Heights Dental.
Visit Malan Family Dentistry Dental
Your visits to Dr. Matthew W. Malan’s office for cleanings are very beneficial for your oral health, but it’s important to remember that your everyday home care and a proper diet is also very critical in keeping your smile bright and beautiful between visits. Contact Malan Family Dentistry today at 801-627-0410 to schedule your dental cleaning.