Strengthening Teeth and Gums with Food Choices

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When it comes to dieting, there are more than a fair share of treats that are not good for your teeth. However, there are also a number of foods that can do wonderful things for your teeth! Below are some tips you can go over to help you pick foods that will fortify your teeth, not erode them down and lead to cavities and periodontal disease. If you have any additional questions after reading over this information, please feel free to ask them to us during your next stop in our office.

When choosing tooth-healthy foods, pick foods without manufactured sugar or added sugar. Sugar is like candy for the bacteria in your mouth that morph into cavity-forming acids, so you’ll want to be cautious with anything that has excess sugar. Regular fruits are very sugary, but the quantity of water and fiber in them make them good to consume in proper amounts. However, dehydrated fruits are some of the worst offenders since they don’t have as high a percentage of water as their counterparts. Instead of excessively sugary foods like candy and soda, decide on vegetables, cheeses, and leafy greens: they’re jammed with vitamins that will improve your dental health!

If you’re in need of a New Bern, North Carolina, appointment with Dr. Bradley Adkins, call 252-633-2876 to speak with the New Bern, North Carolina, coordinating staff.