Now that the holidays are over and you have enjoyed your last piece of pumpkin pie, you are determined to work out, get in shape and lose those extra pounds you gained at all the holiday parties. You are going to eat right and exercise. While this is going to do wonders for your waistline, did you know that your diet could play a big role in the health of your teeth? Much of your dental and oral health is dependent on your diet. Adequate nutrition is necessary for a healthy immune system to fight off oral infections. If you are missing a few key nutrients, you are putting yourself at risk for tooth decay and gum disease, also called periodontal disease.
Learn about how to eat a balanced diet with adequate nutrients for general and dental health. Always be wary of sugar consumption, especially the sticky candies, as they may make you prone to tooth decay. Parents should know that babies could develop tooth decay from sleeping with bottles filled with milk, formula or juice.
Make sure your family is eating a balanced diet, brushing and flossing, and keeping regularly scheduled hygiene and dental examinations. These healthy habits will reduce, or possibly even eliminate oral infections.
If you would like more information on how you can prevent oral and dental infections, please call our office at (310) 454-0912. We will be happy to speak with you answers questions or concerns you might have about your dental health.
Here’s to a healthy beautiful smile in 2013