We know that food has far-reaching effects on our bodies for both good and bad reasons. Foods high in vitamins and nutrients makes us healthy, strong, and ready to take on the world. Foods high in sugar, fat, and cholesterol make us feel sluggish, gain weight, and lose our body’s powerful strength and energy. Have you ever thought about how food directly affects your smile? We’ve put together a few things for you to think about before your next grocery trip!
1) Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables – When it comes to snacking, we encourage you to avoid things like chips and pretzels that get stuck in the crevices of your teeth. Instead, reach for the fresh fruits and vegetables that crunch when you chew. These will actually give your teeth a miniature scrubbing while you eat!
2) Lean Proteins and Cheese – In order to boost the strength of your tooth enamel, you need to eat foods that are high in minerals. You’ll find that in lean proteins and cheeses. You will actually begin breaking those foods down in your mouth, allowing the minerals to immediately get to work!
3) The Right Beverage – Maybe one of the most beneficial changes you can make is to switch your beverage of choice if it is anything other than water. It’s ok to have something else once a day, but choose water for the beverage that you will sip on throughout the day. It’s the only beverage that won’t stain your teeth or leave behind residue.
By making some simple changes to your grocery shopping habits, you can greatly improve your oral health! We’d love to give you more tips! Contact us today to set up your next appointment. We can’t wait to hear about the changes in your family’s eating habits!