When it comes to your diet and oral health it’s not all doom and gloom and you don’t have to live on celery and carrot sticks.
There are some tasty foods that can actually help your oral hygiene. Foods high in calcium and phosphorus, like cheese, meat, nuts and milk, can help rebuild the damaged enamel of your teeth.
Vegetables and crunchy fruits like apples and pears are also good to eat because their high water content dilutes the damaging effects of sugar. They’re also good for strengthening the jaw muscles, and for young children, can help with the development of the facial bones.
Of course you don’t have to give up the foods you love, just limit their amount. It’s also a good idea to have a glass of water after eating sweet treats. This will help rinse your mouth and neutralise food acid.
You can also try mixing acidic fruits like oranges into a salad with spinach and nuts for extra flavour.
The more food groups you include in each meal, the healthier your mouth will be.
Eating a balanced diet and brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is essential to maintaining good oral health. You should also visit Dr Duchovni and the iSmile Studio team every six months for a check-up and advice on how to maintain a healthy mouth and have a sparkling white smile for life. You can schedule a consultation by simply calling us on (03) 9888 5677. Our practice is easy to get to and is located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.