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Applecross Dentist Post: Keep your teeth healthy by eating healthy

It is widely known that what we decide to eat can have a huge impact on our dental and overall health, and at Image Dental in Perth we expand on this?

We all know that eating well means keeping our bodies nice and strong, to help us ward off any viruses or other conditions in the body. It is not so well known that poor oral health can lead to issues in the body, which is why it is so important to not only look after your body, but also your dental health!

Sugary and starchy foods are two of the leading contributors to tooth decay and periodontal disease. You can even be surprised at the types of foods that can contribute to tooth decay ? for instance, what would you expect to be worse for your teeth; chocolate or raisins? In actuality, raisins are worse for our teeth; this is because it takes much longer for us to chew them! The longer sticky and sugary foods are contained in the mouth the higher the risk of bacteria accumulation on the teeth which results in the erosion of enamel, contributing to tooth decay and later periodontal disease.

Abstain from sticky foods?

Sticky foods can be the worst foods for your teeth, since they tend to be chewy they tend to stick to difficult crevices between and around teeth that are hard to remove. To greatly reduce your risk of tooth decay, try and choose foods and beverages that are in fact good for your teeth.

This means minimising the amount of sugar, starch and acids that you ingest every day.

If you continue eating sticky, sugary and starchy foods you may very well set yourself up for tooth decay, periodontal disease and in worst case, tooth loss! Should this happen, at our Perth dental practice we provide an array of treatments to ensure your oral health, and the function and aesthetics of your smile are maintained. We can even completely restore your smile with our revolutionary Smile Makeover treatment.

Foods that are good for your teeth?

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best for keeping your body healthy, and as it happens, your mouth as well. Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as apples and celery act as natural tooth cleaners and help to naturally minimise the amount of sugar in the mouth.

Dairy products are also great for our teeth, since they contain calcium which strengthens our teeth. They also contain Vitamin B12 which works to strengthen the periodontal tissue, meaning you effectively help your mouth fight tooth decay and gum disease by consuming dairy products! Try to abstain from flavoured milks and yoghurts, as these contain large amounts of sugar and will damage your teeth instead of strengthen.

If you are unhappy with your teeth, at Image Dental in Perth we can help?

Are your teeth discoloured, broken, chipped, decayed or even missing? At Image Dental located in Perth, we offer our Smile Makeover, where you can completely restore your smile so you can reclaim the natural beauty of your teeth.

We are conservative in our approach to your dental health, which is why we utilise ceramic restorations and aim for minimal tooth structure loss. Dental treatments we use in Smile Makeovers include:

  • Ceramic Restorations
  • Tooth Whitening
  • White Fillings

For more information on our Smile Makeover procedure or to book an appointment at our Perth dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.