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Diet Matters More than Brushing for Strong Teeth. Here's Why

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Advanced Dental Associates
Diet Matters More than Brushing for Strong Teeth. Here's WhyWe are all aware that we should brush and floss our teeth at least twice daily. We also know that it is vital to go for dental checkups so that the dentist will identify any problem that may be catching up with you. The modern kind of dentistry allows that the dental team can work around a problem that brings about cavity to get oral health.

Traditional diet

Among the traditional diet were meat, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and oils. All those foods were nutritious and did not have added preservatives and so the past people had healthy teeth. Unlike today the diet currently consumed has a lot of sugars and acids and these are diets that are not good for the teeth. The acidic foods cause the enamel to wear down. The sugar causes the formation of plaque that later brings about tooth decay.

Role of saliva

The saliva is vital in the mouth, it washes the food particles that might be stuck in your teeth. Sometimes you might end up having a dry mouth, mainly due to drinking too many beers or sleeping with the mouth open. Chewing sugar-free gum will assist in the production of more saliva in the mouth. Having sugar free gum in the diet is important to boost saliva in the mouth.

Despite including traditional foods in the diet we need to brush and floss our teeth. Diet plays an important role in the teeth. Some foods will contaminate calcium and phosphorous to strengthen the teeth. Avoiding some foods will help in having great oral health. To avoid bad breath avoid foods like garlic. Talk to the dentist about foods available and how to take each food.
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