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How Nutrition Can Keep You From Having Healthy Teeth and Gums

added on: February 14, 2023
All About Smiles in Wilmington

As your minimally-invasive biological dentist in Wilmington, All About Smiles is continually educating our patients about the fundamental importance of how your mouth and body work together. Your wellness starts with your mouth and ends at your toes. It’s the whole-body approach to dentistry that we love!

While there are several ways in which you’ll see oral and overall health working together, there’s nothing more important than the foods you eat. It’s not always easy to know if our choices are healthy for teeth and gums. 

Let us help you solve the mystery!

Your Guide to Eating Right for Your Oral Health
When you’re more conscious of how the foods you eat affect your teeth, it will become more evident what you’re eating, how much, and when. Here are some helpful tips from your Wilmington holistic dentist:

  1. Try to limit the number of times you have drinks that aren’t water and eat throughout your day.
  2. Try sticking to three meals a day
  3. Try to avoid sipping highly acidic beverages over a long period of time
  4. Try to eat as much whole, unprocessed foods as possible
  5. Try to limit the amount of sugar and treats you have in your diet

Remember that foods that are high in calcium, pack a big fiber punch, and are neutral on the pH scale test will be best for you and your oral health. 

Try to Keep Bacteria at Bay

In every single mouth in the world; there are bacteria. We all have a complex layer called biofilm on our teeth that’s heavily influenced by the foods and beverages we drink. Cavity-causing bacteria love to feed on starchy, sugary foods and drinks, creating acid waste that can lead to tooth decay. At our biological dental office in Wilmington, we pay attention to the pH levels in your mouth. When it drops below 5.5, the bad bacteria start to party, killing off the good bacteria your teeth actually need. Do you see how often you eat and drink, along with what you eat and drink, impacts how these bacteria behave inside your mouth? They can lead to tooth decay and put you at risk for periodontal or gum disease. 

Do you have questions for Dr. Grace Liu and Dr. Lewis Yu about your teeth, gums, and nutrition? New patients are welcome to give us a call at 302-600-1165. We can schedule you for a consultation to get to know you better and discuss your dental concerns. 

Learn More About Your Dental Health with All About Smiles!

It all adds up to better health, smile, body, and spirit!