Did you know that your oral health and your diet are inter-connected?
Research has shown that a balanced diet plays an important part in keeping your teeth and gums (as well as the rest of your body) healthy. Similarly, eating well and taking nutritional supplements can help you to recover more quickly from oral health issues or surgery.
Eating unhealthily can result in poor oral health, which in turn can lead to gum disease. On the other hand, sore gums or tooth loss can cause eating difficulties, which may lead to unhealthy food choices.
Sugar and oral health
Scientists have proven that sugar is the main cause of tooth decay. The more often you eat sugar, and the longer it stays in your mouth, the higher your risk of tooth decay.
A good oral care routine and fluoride toothpaste can help reduce this risk, but the most effective solution is to simply consume less sugar.
A balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy and keep your teeth and gums in good shape.
Calcium-rich foods and protein are particularly important for maintaining strong teeth and preventing tooth decay. Try to avoid sugary snacks and fizzy drinks, particularly in between meals.
Also, be aware that some foods and drinks, such as tea and coffee, may cause staining or discolouration.