When people in the Parkton area think of diet and oral health, they commonly think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these harmful sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the trouble.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Monkton and Hereford.
If your body is lacking in critical nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These harmful infections can lead to gum disease.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
While this is an excellent resource, critical dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Hereford Dental Health at 410-357-0099 and schedule a check-up with Dr. Craig Longenecker to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.
When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our understanding staff about industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic dental smile makeovers and same day restorations.
At Hereford Dental Health, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.
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