Diet and Dental Health

Diets low in some nutrients can reduce your resistance to oral and dental infections, i.e., periodontal disease (gum disease) and decay. A healthy immune system is essential to controlling periodontal disease.

Some simple research about the Four Basic Food groups will improve both your dental health and general health. Eating too much sugar, especially in sticky forms will cause the rapid development of dental decay. Babies should not be encouraged to keep a bottle in their mouth while falling asleep, or while sleeping.

Fluoride may not be adequately supplied by bottle or municipal water supplies. Supplementing fluoride with oral rinses and tooth paste will help reduce dental decay by as much as 60% or more.

Together, a balanced diet, daily use of fluoride, effective brushing, and sensible eating habits can reduce the risk of, or even prevent, infectious dental disease.

If you'd like more information on how diet can help you reach and maintain a happy and healthy smile then please give us a call today at (480) 726-0360 for your free smile evaluation!