Maintaining a good level of dental health isn’t only about brushing your teeth morning and night, flossing and using mouthwash. Your diet can also have a significant impact on the state of your teeth and gums. If you are to maintain a good level of dental health, it is best to:
- Consume sugary foods and drinks in moderation.
- Beware of foods with high acidic content, such as fruit juices.
- Drink milk and water to maintain healthy teeth.
Such dietary advice is necessary because:
- Frequent consumption of sugary foods and drinks increases the risk of dental health problems, such as dental caries.
- Acidic food and drink can lead to dental erosion, weakening the teeth and leading to potential sensitivity.
- Water from the tap is fluoridated in many areas, giving people a beneficial level of additional fluoride for their teeth.
Extrinsic sugars are particularly harmful to oral health. These include sugars found in fizzy drinks, confectionery and sweetened cereals. Substituting these foods with healthier choices is fat better for the wellbeing of your teeth and gums.
Dentist Dietary Advice and Patient Education
We at Dublin18 Dental Care have an important role to play in educating patients about nutrition, diet and lifestyle factors that can contribute to poor oral health. We believe that information on dietary advice for healthy teeth and gums should be clear, consistent and accessible for all patients.
Dental Health Promotion and Dietary Intervention
Young people are particularly at risk of dental caries in the Ireland. Statistics of current cases are high and 53 percent of young people aged four to eighteen have dental caries. At Dublin18 Dental Care we provide dental health checks and inform patients how best to care for their teeth and gums. We also provide a wide selection of treatments when required.