When we think of diet and oral health, we usually think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these dangerous sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the problem.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition. If your body is lacking in vital nutrients, the tissues in your mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These detrimental infections can lead to gum disease. Our practice is committed to providing you with regular care and preventing diet-related dental health problems.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
In general, these guidelines should be followed, but it’s important to remember that your dietary needs change throughout your life. Call us at 513-914-4918 to schedule a check-up with Dr. Endres and find out if your diet is affecting your dental health. When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our friendly staff about cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as smile makeovers and same-day restorations.
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