It is important to maintain a balanced nutritious diet so that teeth and gums receive the nutrients that are essential to maintaining good oral health. Foods and drinks are high in sugar increase the risk of tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. Carbonated soft drinks are high in both sugar and acid, which contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel. Just a few adjustment to your diet and dental hygiene routines can make a huge difference:
Make water your beverage of choice
Eat a variety of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein daily
Avoid sugary sakes , soft drinks , fruit juices, and chewy , sticky foods
Brush twice a day for two minutes each time
Floss your teeth and use an antiseptic mouthwash daily
Ask your dental hygienist or dentist about healthy food choices at your next appointment At Dundas Dental and Hygiene Clinic , we are happy to answer all your questions or concerns regarding your oral health.