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Nutrition Tips from a Dentist in Wilkes-Barre, PA

If you think that regular brushing and flossing are all it takes to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you’re sadly mistaken. While staying true to your dental routine helps a lot, your diet also plays a big role on your dental and oral health. Here are some nutrition tips from a trusted dentist in Wilkes-Barre, PA for you to follow:

Don’t Give in to Your Sweet Tooth

You probably already learned this as a kid, but even adults need a little reminder from time to time. Sugary food and drinks contain acids that can damage your teeth. Keep your sugar consumption at a low level.

Drink Lots of Water

Aside from keeping you hydrated throughout the day, water can also help wash away loose food particles in between your teeth and gum line. Drink a glass or two of water after meals, especially if you’re at work and don’t have time to brush or floss.

Eat a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet promotes overall good health. A diet consisting of junk food and sugary snacks can make your mouth an ideal breeding ground for acid-producing bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay. If it helps, keep track of what you eat and make it a goal to get nutrition from all five major food groups.

Proper nutrition and maintaining your oral health go hand in hand. Visit your dentist twice a year to keep your dental and oral health in check.

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April 23, 2015 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , ,

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