Many people know their diet is connected to the health of their body. However, did you know your diet can also be linked to the health of your smile? Your diet can influence your oral health, which is why Dr. Virginia Sharpe at Sharpe Dental Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is happy to provide you these tips to help keep your body and smile healthy through a proper diet.
One of the essential tips about your diet and oral health is to think before you eat with each meal. If you think about how the food or drink will affect your health and limit your snacking, you can really have a positive effect on your oral health. It is also important to drink plenty of water each day. Chewing increases saliva which keeps your mouth clear of bacteria, and food particles from nesting in your smile.
Foods that are healthy for your teeth and gums consist of fruits, whole grains, lean protein such as lean beef, lean chicken and fish, peas, dry beans, low-fat dairy foods, and fruits. These foods are healthy and can provide you with a healthy body along with healthy gums and teeth.
As you can see, there is a connection between your diet and your oral health. If you would like to learn more about your oral health, please call us today for an appointment at 505-982-4686. Our team is happy to help you keep your smile healthy.