The Link Between Your Diet and Oral Health

There are foods that can improve your oral health, and there are foods that can harm it. Let's start with the bad and end with the good. 

The Bad

We already know that too many sweets are bad for our bodies. That also goes for our mouth. Sweet foods and drinks that are full of sugar create an acid that attacks your teeth. Over time, the protective layer of your teeth can break down, putting you at risk for developing cavities that can lead to gum disease. With so many delicious sweets and treats all around us, it can be really easy to give in. That is why it is so important to brush and floss regularly, and of course, pay a visit to your dentist at least every six months.

The Good

There are also foods and drinks that are very healthy for your teeth. Beneficial foods include: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, water, and even lean proteins like fish. These foods give your teeth and body the nutrients it needs to keep your teeth and gums healthy; your entire body, too. 

If you have more questions about your oral health or feel it’s time for a check-up, we hope you'll call to schedule a checkup with our dentist, Dr. Diane Pham.