You may be surprised to discover that there is more to taking care of your teeth than simply brushing twice a day and using mouthwash. One of the biggest influences on the final condition of your teeth is what you eat and drink during the day, and so it makes sense for your dentist to give you dietary advice. If you don’t know where to start looking, then your Gold Coast dentists at Pimpama City Dental Centre have a number of tips to keep your teeth healthy.
Avoid damaging drinks
Only a few decades ago, human beings spent most of their waking hours without consuming a lot of sugar. Now, sugar in our drinks is one of the most serious health problems around. Sugar in soft drinks and in our coffee is one of the biggest contributors to tooth decay, and yet most of us never even think about brushing our teeth after a can of pop.
Eat more cheese
We aren’t suggesting that you have a whole wheel of cheese for dinner, but you might be surprised to hear Pimpama City Dental Centre advise you to try eating more cheese. It raises the pH in the mouth, reducing the risk of decay and also contains calcium, necessary for healthy teeth. You might also try live yogurt, which is good for your digestion, too. Remember to avoid those with added sugar or fruit compotes.
Eat crisp fruits
We recommend that you avoid sugary fruit foods like jams and desserts, but a nice, fresh apple with the skin on can be good for your tooth health. The fibres in the apple stimulates the gums, and are high in vitamins and minerals necessary for overall good health.
Most nuts, like peanuts, can be bad for your teeth, since they tend to leave residue, but almonds have some positive benefits. They are a source of calcium for vegans, and are low in sugar. Their fibres can also help to keep your teeth clean.
Get good diet advice here
If you want to know more about how to eat well for tooth health, then come to the Pimpama City Dental Centre today. Our Pimpama Dental team on the Gold Coast can offer you advice about taking care of your teeth. Simply send us a quick enquiry using our online form, or call the team on 07-5670-3777 to ask about an appointment today.