Nutrition and Oral Health
Many people believe that simply brushing and flossing is enough to maintain good oral health. However, good oral health starts with a healthy lifestyle. Keeping a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to take great care of your teeth and gums. It is important for parents to help establish healthy eating habits in their children at a young age so they can choose healthy food and drinks throughout their lives. A healthy diet can save you from painful complications or tooth decay later on in life.
Along with a healthy diet and daily brushing and flossing, you also need to make sure you are seeing a dentist at least twice a year, and it is important that you have a dentist you can trust. To speak with an expert or to schedule an appointment, contact the Austin cosmetic dentists of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299.
Plaque and bacteria combine with the food you eat and produce acids that wear away at the enamel on your teeth. Unfortunately for many, sugars and starches are especially destructive to teeth. It may sound easy to eat healthy, but there are a number of supposed healthy foods that contain sugars that could harm your teeth. To keep your mouth healthy, follow these guidelines:
- Cut down on sodas or other sugary drinks
- When snaking, choose healthy snack options instead of ones with sugar
- Drink water throughout the day
- Brush and floss routinely
Always keep in mind what you are eating and drinking and how it will affect your oral health.
If you are in need of a dentist or have any questions about your oral health, contact the Austin dentists of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299.