How to eat well for a healthier smile
- Posted on: Oct 15 2021
While taking care of the smile includes brushing and flossing, did you know that the foods and beverages you enjoy can also play a role in your oral health and wellness? Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi are dentists at Golden Dental Solutions who want only the best for their patients, including an education on what to eat—and not eat—to maintain a healthy smile!
Healthy eating tips for a beautiful smile!
Below are a few recommendations and tips from our dental team in Golden, Colorado regarding the best ways to ensure your nutritional needs are met and your smile stays healthy:
- Avoid foods that are sticky. Sticky foods, such as dried fruit or caramel candies, can be hard to remove from the surfaces of the tooth, causing them to stay on the teeth and allow bacteria to produce.
- Be mindful of starchy foods as well. Foods high in starch such as bread or potato chips can stick to the teeth as well. Without brushing or flossing, they can become acidic and contribute to the formation of cavities.
- Avoid chewing on hard objects. Whether you chew on a pen due to anxiety or like to chew on ice during the warm summer months, this can negatively impact your oral health. Chewing on hard objects significantly increases a patient’s risk of experiencing irreversible damage to the teeth, either breaking or cracking teeth or restorations.
- Enjoy foods high in calcium. Calcium helps in building and maintain strong bones, which is also perfect for keeping the teeth in the jawbone over time. Consider cheeses and milk to maintain high levels of calcium.
Are you interested in learning more about diet tips for good oral health and wellness?
Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, Colorado can make recommendations for patients regarding the best diet habits to have for healthier smiles. Call the practice today at (303) 277-9600 to request a consultation visit with our team at 1218 Arapahoe Street. The office is open to new and current patients and families interested in general, cosmetic, and restorative oral health solutions.