In order to ensure your smile can continue to function as you want it to, always inspect your teeth and gums for any signs of dental damage in relation to the foods you’re eating. Several foods can be unhealthy for your diet and slowly wear away your tooth enamel. However, there are also foods that you can eat to help remineralize your tooth enamel and build a stronger smile. A healthy diet includes knowing what to eat and what not to eat.
Be aware that acidic foods or those that are extremely sugary or starchy can often lead to dental erosion. This is because the acidity can slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Also, be aware of sticky and chewy sweets that can increase the amount of time that your teeth can be damaged. Other oral health risks associated with your diet include hard candies and other products that can easily damage your teeth, as well as products that can easily get lost between teeth.
Healthy alternatives to products that can easily damage your smile include those that produce saliva. Crunchy foods with a high water content as well as sugarless chewing gum have been shown in several situations to produce additional saliva, thus protecting your teeth and gums. Furthermore, the minerals calcium and phosphorus are known for remineralizing your teeth and building stronger tooth enamel.
For an oral checkup at Green Bay Smiles, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Bushong, Dr. Schneiss and our team by calling us at 920-339-9013. Our dentists and team in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are excited to see you!