Dieting Your Way to Healthier Teeth
You have surely been told repeatedly by your dentist in Flint that the way to maintain good oral health and dental care practices is to brush twice a day, floss regularly, and be sure to visit the family dentistry experts at Family Dental Group no less than twice a year. However, it is worth noting that there are several other lifestyle adjustments you can make that really do make a difference in your dental care and the overall health of your teeth and gums. Changes to the foods you eat can have a significant impact on the ability of plaque and cavity-causing bacteria to take up residence in the mouth.
You should avoid excessively sugary or acidic foods, since they contribute to increased bacteria, which is known to cause dental problems. It is harder to dislodge sticky foods after they are eaten, which increases the chance of dental trouble. On those occasions when you cannot resist these foods, wait 20–40 minutes, and then brush your teeth. The time interval helps to avoid damage to the tooth enamel that can occur if you brush too soon after eating.
Your dentist in Flint may have recommended that you eat foods and drink beverages that will stimulate saliva, which neutralizes the acid in many foods and beverages. Dairy products, including milk and cheese, also have neutralizing abilities that help with proper dental care. Sugarless gum containing Xylitol stops sugars from turning into damaging bacteria, so it is also an excellent choice. Eating apples, carrots, celery, yogurt, and sesame oil can go a long way toward improving your dental care and making you a favorite patient with your family dentistry professionals in Flint.
To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.
Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.