Most people are aware that they need to brush their teeth twice a day for good oral health, but did you know that your diet also has a massive impact on your oral health? Some foods can be really beneficial for your teeth, but others can be hugely problematic; here are some foods to avoid:
Some foods and drinks, which are branded as healthy, are also bad for your teeth; look out for smoothies and fruit juices that are laden with sugar and try to stick to sugar-free alternatives.
Foods that are rich in calcium are good for your teeth; good sources of calcium include milk, cheese and yoghurt.
One of the most important things to consider is how often you eat sugary foods, as well as the quantity of sugar you consume. When you eat sugary foods, the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar and this cause them to release harmful plaque acids; these acids can erode the tooth enamel, which increases the risk of cavities. If you do fancy a sugary treat, try to avoid snacking between meals and grazing in the evening and stick to meal times when your teeth will already be under acid attack; your teeth can only combat a limited number of acid attacks per day.
As well as keeping an eye on your diet, you should also take care to brush your teeth twice a day, rinse with mouthwash and floss on a daily basis. Ensure that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and see your dentist every 6 months for a check-up. Regular dental hygiene appointments are also recommended at Harley Street Dental Studio in London.
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