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Diet Health Tips For Better Oral Health

Diet Health Tips For Better Oral Health
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read Diet Health Tips For Better Oral Health by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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How often to do you hear – you are what you eat?  Of course, when we are speaking of our overall bodies health it comes straight to mind, but what about the health of your mouth?
It is true that our diets affect every part of our bodies. The even greater truth is that it starts at the beginning which is in our mouth.

Four Simple Nutrition Tips To Help Improve Your Overall Oral Health

1. Cut Down On Sugar.

Sugar has become far too big a part of our modern diets. In addition to making us sick and overweight, it erodes our teeth! Try to avoid frequent snacking on sugary foods, especially things that are sticky or slow dissolving, for instance, hard candies. The constant presence of sugar turbocharges acid-producing bacteria, eating away at our tooth enamel.

Some of the biggest offenders are soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks. What makes them especially dangerous is that we tend to sip them, coating teeth in sugar over and over again for long periods of time.

2. A Nutrient-Rich Diet Supports Oral Health.

Our mouths require many different nutrients. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • Calcium: remineralizes teeth – found in yogurt, fish, and leafy greens
  • Iron:promotes tongue health and prevents sores – found in red meat, grains, and nuts
  • Vitamin C: essential for gum health – found in citrus, sweet potatoes, and peppers
  • Vitamin A: accelerates mouth healing – found in milk, leafy greens and orange and yellow fruits and vegetables
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): promotes good breath and reduces swelling – found in poultry, peanuts, and potatoes

Of course, this isn’t a complete list, but it may give you an idea of the kind of balanced diet you need for good oral health. Be conscious of how you fuel your body and mouth!

3. Drink More Water.

Overhauling our entire diets can be a significant undertaking. But here’s one easy thing we can all start doing today: drink more water! Drinking water helps wash away plaque-forming films and keeps saliva flowing.

4. Oral Health Is Closely Linked To Overall Health.

You might expect us to just say “stay away from candy,” but we believe our mission extends beyond that. Oral care is an integral part of overall health, and we’re here to support you in your pursuit of total wellbeing.

Here to Help!

Your oral health is our number one priority. Here at Grove Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Stephen J. Parr has been helping the families of Coconut Grove and Miami, FL keep their teeth healthier and longer for generations. His passion is to help educate and offer you great services to help your family smiling brightly for generations to come.

Please call to schedule an appointment. We look forward to addressing all of your questions and concerns first hand in a loving environment.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
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