Oral Health: Foods

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Your smile depends on several different factors in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. Because dental erosion and tooth decay are constant threats, an effective treatment plan should include removing plaque and food debris from your mouth. However, you should also start looking for ways to improve your diet. By adding any unhealthy foods to your diet, you put your mouth at additional risks of oral health ailments.

There are several foods that you can focus on to help strengthen and rebuild your tooth enamel. Did you know that various products such as cheeses, nuts, milk, and various meats like chicken have minerals that are capable of rebuilding your tooth enamel? Minerals such as calcium and phosphorus have been shown to help strengthen your teeth. Furthermore, chewing sugarless gum after meals and eating crunchy foods that have a high water content can produce additional saliva, which is known to keep your smile safe by washing away food particles and neutralizing acids in your mouth.

Unhealthy foods and drinks are often high in sugar which can be converted into acids in your mouth, that will chew through your tooth enamel and lead to dental erosion. To ensure your smile can continue to function effectively, limit your intake of unhealthy food.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about healthy and unhealthy food and drink options? With dietary assessment treatments and care from Irvine Dental Group, we can make sure that you receive the oral health care you need. If you want to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Irvine, California, Dr. Don Niu and our team can be reached by calling 949-551-8877.