The more you do to help keep your smile strong and safe, the safer your smile will actually be. It’s a cause and effect relationship as the more you treat it and care for it, the more it will be cultivated. This includes making sure that you are eating the right foods. A healthy diet that is high in nutritious foods and enamel-building minerals has been shown to be effective for protecting dental damage. Healthy diets often allow your teeth to continue to thrive for many years to come. Some foods will not only keep your mouth clean, but they will also help to strengthen your enamel.
The first thing you need to do to maintain a healthy smile in regard to your diet is always select foods that can help keep saliva in your mouth flowing. If for any reason your oral health begins to wane, your mouth will suffer the effects of it. Due to an oral health condition known as dry mouth, you will not have enough saliva present to adequately care for your teeth and gums properly. This can lead to a rise in dental erosion and tooth decay. To avoid this, always make sure that you’re eating foods that are crunchy and have a high water content. This includes products such as apples.
For saliva-producing foods, you should make sure you eat foods that are safe for your tooth enamel. Due to the risks of harmful acids and substances such as sugar and starchy foods, these products should be avoided as much as possible. Also, exercise caution with any hard products that can easily chip and crack your teeth. However, when selecting foods that are healthy for your tooth enamel, look for those that are high in the minerals calcium and phosphorus. This is because these foods are actually shown to help remineralize your tooth enamel.
Improve your smile with healthy foods to eat. To book an oral examination with Dr. Chad Howe and our team at Howe Dental, give us a call at 801-776-1240. Our dentist office is located in Roy, Utah.