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Did You Know? Diet Can Affect Your Oral Health

Did You Know? Diet Can Affect Your Oral Health
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BY HIllcrest Dental

Eating healthy is not only good for your body but it can also improve your oral health?


Eating healthy cannot only help to prevent cavities and keepyour teeth whiter.  Cavities, many timesare a result of what we eat and the frequency of eating those foods.


Good Oral Health is a Must


Many of us know that eating foods high in sugar can cause cavities.  But did you know that there are sugar-based foods that are good to eat like food containing natural sugar found in fruit.  The water in fruit minimizes the effects of harmful acid that can weaken tooth enamel.  If you do eat sugar-based foods, be sure to brush your teeth directly after eating to minimize the risk of cavities and maintain good oral health.


Starchy food that can turn into sugar in your mouth, the best practice is to brush directly after eating, thus preventing the sugars from creating cavities.  To maintain oral health, brush after eating breads, pasta, crackers and chips.  This oral health practice will keep your mouth free of developing sugar.


Foods that Help Remove Plaque


Eliminating plaque is one of the keys to good oral health.  Apples, celery, cucumber, radish, pears and watermelon are just some of those foods that help remove plaque.  Most crunchy raw foods are great for the chewing exercise that keeps your teeth strong and your gums healthy.  You can chop, grate, dice or juice raw foods and try to practice consuming raw foods after meals as the high-water content will clean your teeth and gums.  Another practice for good oral health!


Try Eating Meals or Snacks Every 2 – 3 Hours


Good Oral Health is Good Overall Health


It is evident that it all begins with what goes into your mouth that affects your teeth and, as a bonus, your overall health.


Consider the benefits of consciously eating foods good for your teeth and make it part of your lifestyle. Make good choices for snacking; remember to brush after eating to clean any sugars or acids and keep some raw foods handy for snacks and after meals.


And, see the benefits of good oral health.