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By Advanced Dental Concepts
October 24, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Nutrition  
What is the definition of nutrition? It’s the process of consuming the right kind of food for your body. What’s the point of nutrition? It helps your body grow and become strong. And you should create meal plans that cater to your body and oral health. The condition of the teeth and gum tissue plays a vital role in overall health. 
 
At Advanced Dental Concepts, we hope to create an educational forum, so patients know what we can do as well as what they can do for healthier and happier smiles. 
 

Food For Your TeethRemember Your Nutritional Guidelines

By now it should be common sense that soda, sugary snacks and candy aren’t good for the body and teeth. These types of foods contain high levels of sugar, acid and simple carbohydrates—they stimulate bacteria and acid production. Excessive acid and bacteria in the mouth increases the chance of a patient developing tooth decay because the enamel is being broken down. 
 

The food items to focus on:

  • Organic protein
  • Organic, high quality fats
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Low-sugar, low-acidity fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts (only if you don’t have allergies)
  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese)
 
We don’t suggest that you eat greens all day. You need a balanced diet to keep you and your teeth healthy. The food items that are listed above can provide the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat and sugar for the best nutritional value. 
 

Get a Status Report from Our Andover Dentist Office 

If bad dietary habits resulted in tooth decay, there is a chance that dental issue could lead to gum issues—gingivitis and gum disease. That’s why annual appointments at the dentist office work to counter such dental problems. 
 
Do you want to know more about what is bad and good for your oral health? Contact our Andover dental practice at (978) 475-2431. 

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