Dietary Influences On Your Oral Health

Selection of healthy food on rustic wooden backgroundYour oral health is the most important factor to consider when you are providing care for your smile. After all, there are several sources of harm or damage that your smile can endure on a daily basis and, unfortunately, not nearly as many natural defenses in line to protect it. Though you may be taking strides to provide regular dental prevention, it is important to recognize that your smile is affected by a bit more than just brushing and flossing. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist takes a look at the different ways your diet influences your oral health and how you can take strides to provide better protection.

Beware of Too Much Sugar

At a young age, you likely experienced a parent or guardian telling you about the dangerous effects of too much sugar on your health. While responses might have varied from “it causes you to become overweight” to “it’ll rot your teeth,” the truth of the matter is that they are not completely off. In fact, we might have thought that our parents were simply using these statements as a reason to prevent us from eating too much candy, but in reality, it laid the foundation for a healthy smile.

You see, oral bacteria that are present in every smile tend to feed off of food particles that may have become lodged between your teeth. When they feed off of sugars, in particular, they produce a destructive acid that aids in eroding your natural tooth’s structure.

Because sugar acts as a catalyst in this decay process, it is best to limit your sugar intake and take strides to practice diligent dental prevention. To learn more about this process and how our team can help give us a call today.

Avoid Overly Processed Foods

In addition to the dangerous effects of too much sugar, another recommendation our team has is to avoid overly processed foods. These can range from anything such as breakfast cereal to frozen waffles or pizza. Keep in mind that these items tend to lose most of their natural nutrients through the processing process. In other words, they are not doing much in terms of minerals and nutrients, and they can even contain excess sugars. Contact our team to learn more today.

Stay Hydrated!

Finally, but most certainly not least, water is an essential part of every diet, and your teeth require water as well! You see, water contains the naturally-occurring mineral fluoride, which actually helps build up your protective layer of dental enamel. Ask our team during your next checkup about your best steps for caring for your grin.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the important role of your diet in your oral health status.