We have all read articles, books, talked to friends and professionals about food and fitness and how they keep us healthy and strong! With all the health awareness in the world it really is hard to miss, yet we still make bad choices when it comes to our overall health and even those making good choices, seem to miss the effects certain foods and drinks have on their oral health.
The nutrients in healthy foods and drinks not only help with our overall health, but also help keep our teeth strong and aid in preventing cavities and gum disease. As sugar is one of the main causes of dental problems it would be best to limit consumption of it, although, for those with a sweet tooth, this is hard to do. Same goes with acidic foods and drinks. As some foods containing acid, such as citric fruits are good for our health, the acid in them damages the enamel of the tooth which is irreversible.
Aside from visiting your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and check ups, if you really want a healthy body and at the same time have a healthy mouth, aside from brushing and flossing twice a day and drinking lots of water, you should be rinsing your mouth out with water after every time you put something in your mouth. Not only will this prevent cavities and gum disease, it will also prevent staining of the teeth from drinks such as red wines, coffee and tea.
For more oral health tips for a whiter, brighter and healthier smile be sure to visit your dentist!