You may already know that watching what you eat can help you maintain a healthy weight, that food is fuel required for proper energy, and that a balanced diet will help you live a longer life — but what about how it affects your dental health? A poor diet makes it harder for your mouth to resist infection and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. So to ensure your dental health is at the top of its game in 2019, here are some diet tips to remember:

Skip The Sweets

Sugary sweets are one of the leading causes of cavities. This is because cavities are bacterial infections created by acids in your mouth. When you eat a diet high in sugar, your mouth’s harmful bacteria feeds off of it, which, in turn, leads to cavities and tooth enamel decay.

Limit Acidic Foods and Drinks

You may know that fruit, such as lemons and limes, are acidic enough to harm your dental health, but what about white wine? This surprisingly acidic drink can eat away at your enamel over time. When your enamel is weak, you are more likely to get cavities, sensitivity, and more. When you do enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy it with a meal, and be sure to follow it with plenty of water.

Avoid Stains

Coffee, tea, red wine, and certain soft drinks can leave you with a not-so-white smile. If you do choose to have your morning cup of coffee, be sure to follow it with water to help wash away the stains. Another way to help minimize stains is to drink through a straw whenever possible.

To fully ensure your dental health is supported by your diet:

  • Stay Away From Sticky Foods

  • Eat a Balanced Diet

  • Get Your Daily Dose of Calcium

  • Drink Plenty of Water

  • Choose Sugar-Free Gum

Of course, the best way to keep your dental health at the top of your game is by keeping up-to-date on your routine cleanings and exams. If you are in need of regular cleaning, x-rays, or are experiencing any dental issues — reach out to Suri Dental Group. We are proud to offer quality care with upfront pricing. Your comfort is our top priority!