Hello, I am Dr. Natalie Goodman of The Lewisville Dentist in Lewisville. Today’s blog topic is ‘How Your Diet Affects Your Smile.’
I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Lewisville cosmetic dental practice for cleanings, but did you know that making small changes to your diet can improve your oral health?
Most Lewisville residents are aware that sugar found in candy, cookies, and sodas can harm your teeth, but some Dallas people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.
All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.
At The Lewisville Dentist, I continue to see tooth damage caused by sodas and sports drinks. If you choose to drink them, sip them through a straw. By limiting the contact of these drinks on your teeth, you will help preserve your enamel.
Another way Dallas folks can improve their oral health is to get 800mg of calcium a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.
Diet alone will not prevent cavities and gum disease for Lewisville folks, however, a few changes in eating habits can help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
My staff and I at The Lewisville Dentist are accepting new Lewisville general and cosmetic dental patients in the 75067 zip code area. I encourage you to call (214) 731-7925 today to schedule an exam and cleaning.
The Lewisville Dentist offers a full menu of general and specialty dental services including dental implants and sedation dentistry. For more information, call today to schedule an appointment or visit http://www.thelewisvilledentist.com/meet-the-dentist.php.
The Lewisville Dentist
297 W FM 3040, Ste 127
Lewisville, Texas 75067