Your Teeth and Healthy Eating

You probably know that your physical health and your overall health are related. But have you ever considered how they are related, or how your mouth acts like a gateway for your body? Please remember that whatever you eat is digested and eventually leaves your body. Similarly, some things are absorbed into your gums and can enter your bloodstream. If these substances get into your bloodstream, they’ll eventually reach your heart and be spread throughout the rest of your body. This is a big reason that keeping up your oral health can lead to a healthier body.

Your health is heavily influenced by what you put in your body. For example, most foods have sugar and carbohydrates which will become acids in your mouth. Acid will wear away enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, leaving your teeth more vulnerable. You can keep your mouth healthier by eating crunchy, firm fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, carrots, and celery. Foods like applies can also clean your teeth and protect your enamel. Other healthy foods include cheese, chicken, and nuts. These are rich in calcium which can strengthen your enamel.

Also, please remember that there is more to having a healthy diet than just eating fruits and vegetables. It is also very important to eat proper portions. When you eat, please pay attention to the amount of food you place on your plate, and wait a few minutes before going for seconds. Similarly, snacking through the day is good for your metabolism, but keeping sugars on your teeth is bad for your oral health. The easiest way to snack healthily throughout the day is to enjoy healthy food.

Your diet should also include several vegetables, such as green beans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, cabbage, and romaine lettuce. These vegetables, along with a glass of milk, can provide you with a good source of calcium. Milk and beans are also good sources of calcium.

If you are interested in learning more about how your diet can affect your oral health, please talk to our dentist. He or she will recommend friendly foods that will help you keep your smile healthy.