This Sacramento dentist advises you to slosh some sugary slurry over those chompers and nosh on some rock candy if you want to watch the cavity creeps make some holes in your teeth.
What we eat not only has a direct impact on our collective expanding waistlines, or our cholesterol numbers, energy levels, sleeping patterns, blood pressure, and risk for heart disease, among other overall health maladies…the foods we eat can have a significant impact on the appearance of our smiles!
Sacramento Dentist Discusses Overall Health & Oral Health Connection
The foods and beverages we sometimes habitually indulge in have a significant impact on the health of our teeth and gums too; gum disease and tooth decay probably being the most obvious results of a poor diet combined with less than optimal oral health habits.
Whether we habitually eat clean or not, many times, the first signs of unnatural systemic health conditions reveal themselves in changes within the oral cavity – we see it every day in our Sacramento dentist office.
Seem obvious enough; before that triple Baconator slathered in mayo and BBQ sauce has a chance to harden the arteries, it’s already doing quite a number on the teeth and gums.
That’s just physics..or is it chemistry?
We don’t know much about biology…but since snacking season is upon us, your trusted Sacramento dentist looks to share some tooth-friendly snacks that are good for our dental health – the American Academy of General Dentistry says so.
Always keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of water. Saliva protects both hard and soft oral tissues. If you have a dry mouth, supplement your diet with sugarless candy or gum to stimulate saliva.
Sacramento Dentist Dishes Up Some Tooth Friendly Foods
Foods that cling to your teeth promote tooth decay. So this Sacramento dentist advises that when you snack to avoid soft, sweet, sticky foods such as: cakes, candy and dried fruits. Instead, choose some dental healthy foods such as:
– Raw vegetables
– Plain yogurt
– Sugarless gum or candy
When you eat fermentable carbohydrates, such as crackers, cookies and chips, eat them as part of your meal, instead of by themselves.
Combinations of foods neutralize acids in the mouth and inhibit tooth decay. For example, enjoy cheese with your crackers.
- Are chicken wings with carrots & celery an acceptable combination?
- When is snacking season not upon us?
- Is beer fermentable carbohydrates?
Got any other lesser known noshables that won’t ruin our quest for optimal oral health? Share them with your Sacramento dentist!
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Portions of this post was republished with permission from: DentalPatientNews.com