Nutritional Consultation for Dental Health
Speak with our nutritional counselling dentist at our Country Dental clinics in Cambridge, Fergus, and Toronto Ontario. We can help you follow a healthy diet and recommend procedures to promote healthy teeth and your beautiful smile.
Brushing and flossing daily, wearing a custom sports mouth guard during physical activity, and regular dental visits are highly recommended for the health and safety of your teeth. However, there is a well-documented relationship between the things you eat and your overall oral health as well.
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.
Reducing the Risk of Tooth Decay
Along with regular dental checkups, you already know the importance of brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, 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 dentist nutritional counselling and by following 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 may increase your risk of developing tooth decay and erosion of your tooth enamel.
Dental Hygiene Nutritional Counselling
Begin by scheduling an appointment with a nutritional counselling dentist at one of our Country Dental clinics in Cambridge, Fergus, or Toronto. If you haven’t had a comprehensive dental exam in a few years, we may schedule one for you.
At your appointment you can explain how you are feeling, what thoughts you may have had regarding your diet and lifestyle, and any 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 Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association offers a good overview on dental nutrition in this article entitled, Nutrition and Oral Health. 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. With dentist nutritional counselling, we can how you how you may need some specific supplements while avoiding others.
We know that making lasting changes in your daily eating habits and routines can be quite difficult. Here at Country Dental, our nutritional counselling dentist wants you to know that we will provide guidance every step of the way as you go through the process. Depending on each individual, this can take weeks or even months.
About Country Dental
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 personalized counselling session.
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.
If you still have questions for our nutritional counselling dentist, please contact one of our Country Dental clinics:
Toronto – 416-335-7377
Cambridge – 519-620-7474
Fergus – 519-787-7878
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