Nutrition for Dental Health
When considering what is good nutrition for dental health, a good rule of thumb to remember that if it's good for your body, it's good for your teeth; and if it's harmful to your body, it will probably harm your teeth.
It's good to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, but remember: The natural sugars in these foods can be just as harmful and damaging as refined sugars. What counts is the amount of time those sugars stay in the mouth. The saliva can help neutralize some of the harmful acidic effects of food, but good oral hygiene will help your body's natural defenses a long way. Even rinsing your mouth out with clean water after eating, if you can't brush, is helpful.
A well-balanced diet along with adequate amounts of vitamin C is important for good oral tissue health. Calcium is important as well for bone growth and maintenance (this includes the teeth), as well as muscle and nerve control, and blood clotting. (Note that after a person's late 20's, bone growth stops and bone maintenance becomes the priority.) Vitamin D is also important for preventing bone loss.
Also, good nutrition for dental health can extend to the hygiene products one uses. Our Center recommends and supplies Toothpaste, Oral Rinse and Mouthwash made by the Dental Herb Company. Their products contain a unique blend of natural ingredients including botanical anti-microbials, connective tissue rebuilders and tissue conditioners.
Our staff is very knowledgeable when it comes to good nutritional support for your oral health. We can also refer you to nutritionists and other health professionals who are experts in this field, to help you on your way to achieving optimal health.
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