Your diet has a great impact on your teeth as it does on you overall health. For example foods high in fat and sugar not only contribute to your weight, they also react with the bacteria in your mouth to produce acid, causing decay and tooth destruction.
An important fact to be aware of is that it’s not only the quantity of sugar and starch you eat, but the frequency. Continually snacking and drinking sugar food or drinks throughout the day will expose your teeth to acid attack for much longer periods, causing greater rate of decay.
To reduce this acid attack on your teeth, you need to limit your between meal snacks, and reduce your intake of sugary drinks and snacks. Chewing sugar-free gum after meals will also stimulate saliva production, your body’s natural acid neutraliser, and rinsing with water after eating can also help limit the acid attack on your teeth.
Of course, we understand that everyone sometimes feels like a snack. So when you do choose protective foods such as cheese, nuts, and of course fresh vegatables, instead of sugary treats.
For more information, please call us on (02) 9523 0403. We are located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230.