Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to consider adhering to a healthy diet, not only because it’s good for your body but also because it’s good for your teeth.
There are so many different foods out there that it’s hard to remember what is good for your teeth and what is not. Although it’s relatively easy to remember that foods and drinks with a lot of sugars aren’t good for your teeth, it’s hard to know that bananas can be bad for your teeth as well. Why is this? A banana is a fruit filled with potassium, so it’s good for you all around right? Wrong. Bananas are bad for your teeth because they tend to stick to your teeth throughout the day.
However, if you do snack on sugary foods or eat a banana on your way to work then remember to chew sugar-free gum. Daily Glow recommends chewing sugarless gum after a meal because it is a good way to substitute brushing in between meals; it can help remove food particles from between the teeth.
Oranges are another fruit that you would consider good for you so it’s hard to imagine why they do damage to your teeth. Acidic foods and drink such as oranges or orange juice can promote tooth decay and enamel wear. If you do consume acidic foods, be sure to brush your teeth afterwards.
Daily Glow also encourages you to eat “nuts, dairy foods such as cheese, and meats are all good dietary choices that can help strengthen enamel because of the calcium and vitamins they provide. Fresh fruits like apples can be good for your teeth because they can help remove loose foods and clean the surface of your teeth.”
So when you are choosing between a candy bar and an apple, think about your teeth. By making healthy choices you can ensure good dental health. Call us today to schedule an appointment at Artistic Touch Dentistry to learn more about taking good care of your teeth.