To maintain good dental health, it’s important to schedule regular visits to the dentists for checkups and cleanings. With that being said, you also need to practice good dental hygiene when you’re at home. Sadly, even when they take good care of their teeth, many people still end up with dental problems. Often, this is because they eat foods that promote tooth decay.
Virtually everyone knows that sugary foods promote tooth decay; however, food texture and composition also play a key role. To lower your risk for cavities, learn how certain foods contribute to problems.
While certain foods promote cavities; others promote good dental health. Foods such as pears, yogurt and apples actually neutralize acid. Additionally, since they take longer to chew, high-fiber vegetables help generate more saliva which rinses acid and bacteria from our mouths.
Ultimately, foods that are good for our overall health tend to promote good dental health as well. By eating healthy diets, we can reduce our risk of cavities. That said, to side-step expensive, unpleasant restorative treatments, it’s important to make regular visits to a qualified family dentist.
Don’t wait for unseen problems to erupt into major issues. To keep your teeth healthy and sparkling, contact Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins today.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788