Are you willing to try a healthier diet for your smile? Did you know there are foods that can improve the health of your teeth? Well, it’s true! To help you understand the importance of diet for your teeth, our dentist, Dr. Cliff Doman with Doman Dental in Lehi, Utah, is happy to provide you with this information.
Did you know what you eat, and drink plays a part in the prevention of cavities and gum disease? Most of us know that candy, sodas and chewing gum with sugars can damage our teeth. However, sugar-free gum can actually help improve your oral health by washing away plaque and bacteria and keeping saliva in your smile. Apples are often considered natures toothbrush because of the exceptional health benefits and texture of it. However, there are various vegetables like carrots and celery that can also help clean your teeth. Fresh fruits and veggies are incredibly healthy for both your body and your teeth.
Many people think of dairy as a healthy snack option for your teeth and bones. Dairy contains calcium, which also raises the pH level in your mouth and lowers the acids that develop tooth decay. However, water is still the healthiest drink to put into your body, including your smile. Water keeps your mouth hydrated from becoming too dry and becoming a nest of bacteria that can lead to cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
With a healthy diet you can vastly improve your oral health. If you have questions about your oral health or realize it’s time to visit a dentist, please call us today at 801-768-0404 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to help you!