Your Diet Choices = Your Oral Health Choices

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An unhealthy or an unbalanced diet can lead to serious oral health problems, like gum disease or tooth decay. When you eat foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches, they contribute to the making of plaque acids in your mouth. These acids attack your tooth enamel and eventually over time, form a cavity!

Almost all foods contain sugar, which means they can lead to tooth decay. Even foods that are a necessary part of our diet such as milk and vegetables also contain sugars. To ensure a balanced diet, make sure to carefully read any food labels to know exactly what you are consuming. Be sure to choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugars and drink lots of water! You should also eat from the five major food groups to ensure you are getting the nutrition you need. A little tip when it comes to snacking, go for foods with nutrition such as cheese, raw veggies, plain yogurt or a piece of fruit.

Talk to us at Smiles First Cornwall about your diet. We can help you plan for better oral health today!

– The Smiles First Cornwall Team

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