When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy you need to understand that the trusty toothbrush is not the only weapon you have, your diet is something that can also help too!
Along with regular brushing and flossing, a healthy diet will help to protect your teeth from decay and also keep your gums healthy. Gum disease and tooth decay are caused when bacteria forms a film on the teeth known as plaque, if we don’t brush away this plaque it can cause inflammation of the gums.
Making sure that you have a well balanced diet will give your body the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that it needs to keep gums and teeth healthy. Here are three easy tips you can follow to keep your teeth and gums in good health. If you feel that after trying these you need further assistance then you should visit your dentist in Canary Wharf for professional help.
Watch the sugar
Sucrose or as we usually call it granulated sugar is probably the number one reason for tooth decay, having said that it is certainly not the only culprit. Food such as dried fruit can have a negative effect on our teeth, they are very high in sugar and also stick to the teeth. Even fruit juices that are unsweetened can cause problems. Try to avoid these drinks and food where possible.
Food that helps
One of the easiest ways in which you can protect your teeth is by eating food that is not likely to cause cavities and may even prevent them. You’ll be pleased to hear that aged chesses are excellent at preventing cavities if you eat them right at the end of your meal. Always aim to eat food that is rich in calcium, this can be low fat milk, cheese or even yogurt. Fresh fruits and veg are also excellent because they contain both vitamin A and C, they also help you to chew which leads to healthier gums.
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