Healthy Eating for Teeth
Eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know that teeth say a lot about you, too? By now, we’ve all heard that our dental beauty affects how people view us and grants us either a favorable or unfavorable first impression. To be honest, physical beauty shouldn’t grant some of us better chances at a job, or more options when it comes to love. When it comes down to it, teeth are a part of you, and you’re the one that matters when it comes to happiness with your smile.
Keep reading to learn how eating for your teeth can be an easy way to improve your overall health.
None of us is perfect, but improving dental care is one of those goals we will always support. Why? Because taking care of your teeth causes a ripple effect on the rest of your health. Consider this: if you eat to take better care of your teeth, what happens? If you’re eating more leafy greens to get more calcium (to build enamel in strong teeth), you’re also benefiting from more folic acid in your diet. Calcium is also a well-known bone-builder, so eating more dark, leafy greens can cause a healthy change of tides throughout your whole body.
Why stop at food? The things we drink affect our teeth and overall health just as much as the things we chew. Wine can stain our teeth, soda can leave sugary deposits behind that can turn into cavities. If you’re trying to cut down on sugary sweets and drinks to stay cavity-free, then your blood sugar is lowered, your insulin doesn’t spike as much, and you’re not as likely to gain extra weight that comes from those extra calories.
We recommend drinking water to help clean away tiny bits of food after eating, rather than soda that can cause more harm than good. If you love soda, don’t despair. Try to cut down your consumption by choosing smaller drink sizes, or simply finishing off a meal with a few sips of the complementary water that often comes with your food at a restaurant.
If you’re still working on improving your dental health, we can help. Give us a call today at (208) 322-1112 to schedule a consultation and learn more about dental health.