The professionals at Oakwood Dental Arts stress the importance of a healthy diet to their Freehold, New Jersey patients. Our dentists believe that good nutrition is closely related to good oral health. They will offer suggestions for better food choices that will not only contribute to your overall physical fitness, but at the same time help to give you a healthier mouth.
Our dentists agree that one way to minimize your susceptibility for cavities is to avoid eating foods that are high in sugar, or starch content, the reason being that the natural bacteria that lives in your mouth, feeds on starch and sugar. The bacteria turns into acid that attacks the enamel of your teeth, and can eventually develop cavities. The saliva in your mouth works to wash away the acid before it can harm your tooth. You can help the saliva do its job by drinking a lot of water, and eating crunchy fruits, and vegetables.
When you put yourself in the competent hands of the dentists of Oakwood, you’ll be taking the first step toward a lifetime of good oral health. They will take the time to talk to you about working out a plan to achieve that goal. Such a plan will include a discussion about your diet, along with giving you some tips about some foods, and drinks that may surprise you. Not all fruits and vegetables for instance, are good for your teeth. Foods like bananas, and dried fruits, like raisins are very sugary, and they have the tendency to stick to your teeth.
When it comes to healthy drinks, sugar is again the enemy. Our skilled professionals advise that their patients stay away from colas, sweet tea, and sugared lemonade. People tend to believe that the popular “sports drinks” must be good for everyone, when the truth is that the main ingredients in these drinks are sucrose, and fructose – both are sugars.
Everyone deserves to indulge themselves once in awhile, and our dentists agree wholeheartedly. All they ask is that you take the time to brush, floss, and rinse, at least twice a day, and remember to drink plenty of water while you are snacking.
Call us at the Freehold location of Oakwood Dental Arts at 732-414-2683, or submit an appointment request on our website.