Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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This post from Wilson Dental Group explains how specific foods and eating habits impact our teeth.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted into acids by bacteria in the mouth. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate tooth decay.

Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really that bad. It’s the sticky candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to limit the acidic effects. It is smart to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will encourage tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more often you eat the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be moderated by deciding on healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

At Wilson Dental Group we want the best possible dental health for all our patients. In addition to regular checkups, that means carefully choosing what you eat. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule a cleaning and checkup today!

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252-653-4099

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3401 Raleigh Road Pkwy W Ste 10C
Wilson, North Carolina
27896

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