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Food for thought

Did you know the types of food you eat could be contributing to tooth decay?

Food and drink are a major cause for dental cavities and periodontal disease in children and adults. Consumables containing sugar of any kind cause the bacteria in the mouth to flourish, which then infect the teeth by eroding the enamel. Common foods that contain sugars are soft drinks, lollies, breads and pastries.

A healthy diet means healthy teeth?

Digestion starts in the mouth, and as such the food that you consume can directly influence the overall health of your teeth and gums. If you are not careful, tooth erosion will occur and produce dental cavities, which left untreated can cause extreme pain and result in periodontal disease and tooth loss.

The right foods mean a brighter smile?

It is important to keep up good nutrition not just for your teeth, but for the rest of your body as well. Since a good diet varies from person to person, it is ideal to consult your doctor or dietician for your perfect nutrition plan.

At Image Dental we know that many foods can actually help prevent tooth decay, some of which include:

  • Whole grains
  • Protein such as fish, dry beans or skinless poultry
  • Vegetables
  • Low fat dairy such as cheese or milk

Try to avoid snacks such as juice or regular chewing gum, as the copious amounts of sugar will damage your teeth.

For more information on the effect of food on the teeth or to book an appointment at our Perth clinic, please don?t hesitate to contact us.