Natural Protection For Teeth
Although our teeth tend to be the first to show symptoms, they sit in our gums. Gum disease can be a significant cause of tooth loss and the vitamins, or minerals from eating many fruits, or vegetables help stop gum disease.
Fibre rich foods, not least fruits and vegetables also clean our mouth and stimulate saliva, along with dairy products such as cheese. Your saliva helps to neutralise and remove the harmful acids, nature's built in protection.
Dairy products such as milk, along with chicken, other meats, or nuts provide calcium and phosphorus. They can rebuild minerals lost from your teeth, counteracting damage associated with tooth decay.
This doesn't mean eating nuts will put right the damage from too many fizzy drinks, simply that they help and are a positive for dental health, rather than a negative.
A Diet For Dental Health
Boring we know, when the word is used so often but a solid answer is moderation. Sugary foods, drinks, sweets, or chocolate bars are best avoided in high volume and not consumed too many times during the same day.
You will have equally seen the multiple benefit of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products. Again a rational amount makes sense, just a good thing to switch to a higher proportion in your diet.
Anything you regularly eat, suck, or drink which dries your mouth out can also cause issues. Alcohol is an example, which tends to reduce saliva production and can by itself erode the surface of your teeth.
An occasional drink will not hurt, a balanced approach which applies to so much. Tea drinkers can be helped by the polyphenols in tea, which kill bacteria but too much tea could stain their teeth.
A moderate approach really is the message we want to get across for diet and dental health. Enjoy a bar of chocolate, a can of drink, your favourite food, just limit the amount and regularity, then you won't need to visit us so often.