Simple Tips for Dental Health: Healthy & Unhealthy Food Options

Do you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods in your diet? Have you ever taken a risk assessment with your diet to determine which products could potentially be damaging your teeth and gums? Did you know that some products can even help strengthen your tooth enamel? To ensure your smile has the best chance of success, rather than waiting until damage has occurred, be proactive and set forth a nutritious dietary plan to keep your teeth and gums safe.

There are several foods that are unhealthy for your diet, including those that can lead to dental erosion and tooth decay. Due to the fact that cavities occur when a hole in your tooth enamel forms, it is important to avoid products that can produce acids or be converted into acids that can chew through your tooth enamel. Several products that are unhealthy for your teeth and gums includes acidic sweets and treats, sour snacks, sugar candies, and starchy products. To help you keep your smile safe, avoid these products as much as possible.

However, there are several healthy foods that can help strengthen your tooth enamel. By eating nutritious minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, you can help remineralize your teeth for healthier and stronger tooth enamel that can drastically lower your risk of dental erosion and cavities. Furthermore, crunchy foods that are high in water can help wash away debris and acids that may be present in your mouth.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Torbenson, & Drew Neumann at our dental office in Mankato, Minnesota, for help with your diet to improve your oral health care, please call us at 507-345-1284. Our team at Advanced Dental looks forward helping you achieve a healthy smile!

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