Eat Your Way To A Better Smile
There is a saying that you are what you eat, and there is some truth to that when it comes to your oral health. We often discuss the importance of visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations as a way to ensure you have excellent oral health. The same is true for us sharing information about ways to properly clean and care for your teeth and mouth daily. Aside from cleaning your teeth and visiting our office regularly, one of the best things you can do for your oral health is to be mindful of the foods and beverages you are consuming daily.
We know that, during this time of year, it can be easy to overindulge in certain foods and drinks. With Halloween just passing and Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, there will be plenty of temptation that can lead to problems with your oral health.
Foods and Drinks to Limit to Protect Your Oral Health
It is important to be mindful of foods and beverages that can lead to serious problems and eat these foods in moderation. These are some foods that you may want to limit or avoid:
- Carbonated beverages
- Sour and sticky candy
- White bread
- Citrusy foods and drinks
- Potato chips and other starchy foods
Healthier Food Options
While it seems like a pretty long list of foods to eat in moderation, the great news is that there is still an abundance of foods that are wonderful choices for your oral health. These options include:
- Dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
- Leafy greens
One of the most important things you can do for your oral health is ensure that you are drinking plenty of water. Water is not only beneficial to your overall health, but it also helps wash away lingering food and bacteria from between the teeth and along the gumline.
If it has been some time since your last oral hygiene examination and cleaning, we would love to welcome you and your loved ones to our office, which is located in Cincinnati, OH. We look forward to seeing you soon!