Teeth for Life

HEALTHY DIET

Did you know that digestion starts in your mouth? Without healthy teeth, biting, chewing (and enjoying!) your food is impossible. When pain prevents you from biting into a healthy apple or chewing a fresh salad your whole-body health is compromised.

Choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and try to get your vitamins and minerals from whole foods rather than supplements.

Invest in keeping your teeth healthy and enjoy the benefits of a varied diet rich in fiber, crunch and freshness.

Eating is one of life’s great pleasures. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy for life.

HEALTHY MOUTH

When it comes to your oral health, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.

No matter what you eat, it’s important to brush after every meal. Certain foods contain acids that can erode tooth enamel. You also want to brush away unwanted bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Bacteria creates a sticky film called plaque that coats the teeth and can harden into tartar, which isn’t easily brushed away and can lead to inflamed gums (gingivitis.)

Be especially vigilant about cleaning your teeth after eating carbohydrates like bread and cake, sugary foods, chips and other snacks. Foods containing sucrose and starch are major offenders in tooth decay.

Of course a healthy mouth and sparkling teeth makes us feel more confident and attractive but being able to eat without pain, embarrassment or discomfort is vital to feeling and looking great.