Beyond Nutrition: A Healthy Smile and Lifestyle
At Beyond Dental Health, we understand the connection between oral health and overall well-being. Beyond Nutrition offers valuable resources to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. On this page, you will find:
- Healthy Tips: Expert advice on maintaining a balanced diet and choosing easy and healthy foods.
- Recipes, Meal Plans, and Team Favorites: Find delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-follow recipes and meal plans for a well-rounded, oral health-conscious diet. Some are straight from our team!
- Q&A Section: Get answers to your questions about nutrition and its impact on oral health from our experienced team.
Explore our Nutrition Page to embrace a healthier journey with Beyond Dental Health
This Month in Nutrition
Every month, we focus on a topic that impacts your health. This month, we focus on inflammation levels in the body, and how you can reduce inflammation with your diet.
We cannot stress enough the importance of understanding the role inflammation plays in our overall health. We can see it in our mouth through inflamed and bleeding gums, but many times inflammation in the rest of our body can go undetected. We may not see it or feel it, but it can wreak havoc on our bodies. Chronic low-grade inflammation has been linked to numerous health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cognitive decline.
The good news is that through your diet, you can often reduce inflammation levels. A well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help keep inflammation at bay. Eating foods and drinks with excessive sugar and unhealthy fats can exacerbate inflammatory processes. Take a look at our blog and learn how you can take control of your health by adopting a wholesome, anti-inflammatory diet for a healthier, happier life.
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FAQs from Patients
Can certain foods help prevent cavities?
Yes, some foods can help prevent cavities by neutralizing acids and promoting remineralization. Foods high in calcium, such as dairy products and leafy greens, help strengthen tooth enamel, while crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots can help remove plaque and stimulate saliva production.
Are acidic foods bad for my teeth?
Acidic foods and beverages can weaken tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities and tooth sensitivity. Examples of acidic foods include citrus fruits, tomatoes, and carbonated drinks. It's important to consume acidic foods in moderation and rinse your mouth with water after eating to help neutralize the acids.
I've heard that chewing gum is good for my teeth. Is that true?
Chewing sugar-free gum can actually be beneficial for your oral health, as it helps stimulate saliva production, which helps neutralize acids in your mouth and wash away food particles. However, it's important to choose sugar-free gum, as gum containing sugar can contribute to tooth decay.
My teeth are sensitive to cold and hot temperatures. Can my diet affect my tooth sensitivity?
Yes, your diet can play a role in tooth sensitivity. Consuming acidic foods and beverages can weaken tooth enamel, making your teeth more prone to sensitivity. Limit acidic foods and drinks, and consider using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth to help manage your symptoms.
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