Nutritional Consultation for Dental Health
There is a well-documented relationship between the things you eat and your overall oral health. What you eat will affect your teeth, the PH balance of your mouth, the bacteria level, as well as the build-up of plaque on your teeth.
By following a healthy diet and the procedures that you receive from your dental nutritional consultant at Country Dental in Cambridge Ontario, you can look forward to healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
Reducing the Risk of Tooth Decay
You already know the importance of brushing and flossing along with regular dental checkups, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but what you eat and drink every day can have a big impact on your dental health as well. You can further reduce your risk of cavities with these easy steps:
- Read food labels. Do your best to limit foods that are high in sugars and carbohydrates
- Eating fresh fruits and vegetables can help clean out sugars and food particles as you chew. These foods encourage saliva production, which acts as a neutralizer to the acids that sweets produce
- Don’t indulge in sugary drinks; drinking water is the best way to prevent tooth decay
- Eat foods that have a high calcium and phosphorus content as they help to re-mineralize your teeth
- Brush after each meal
- Chew only sugarless gum to promote saliva production
How to Prevent Tooth Decay
Diets that have too many carbohydrates and sugars will definitely bring about tooth decay. These foods cause an excess of bacteria in your mouth that greatly increases your risk for cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
Sports drinks as well as soft drinks contain a lot of acids as well as sugar and increase your risk of developing tooth decay and erosion of your tooth enamel.
Dental Hygiene Nutritional Counselling
Begin by scheduling an appointment with your dentist in Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto Country Dental. If you haven’t had a comprehensive dental exam in a few years, we may schedule one.
At your appointment you can explain how you are feeling, what thoughts you may have had regarding your diet and lifestyle and changes you may have considered making.
We will ask you about any pain or symptoms you might be experiencing, as well as your overall dental health.
The Best Nutrition for You
The nutrients in certain foods work better for some people than others as everyone has a different type of metabolism. Some people fare well on a gluten free diet, others on a vegetarian or a macrobiotic diet. You probably will need some specific supplements while avoiding others.
Making changes in your daily eating habits and routines are difficult but here at Country Dental, our dentists want you to know that we will provide guidance every step of the way as you go through the process, which, depending on each individual, can take weeks or even months.
To learn more about dental hygiene nutritional counselling at Country Dental or how our dentists can help you with your nutritional needs and dietary changes, please contact us for a personalized consultation.
We will review with you your current diet and suggest ways you might improve your overall health, as well as your dental health by making a few smart changes to your diet.
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