Did you know that you can improve your oral health through your eating habits? Not only can you keep your mouth safer and cleaner by avoiding unhealthy products such as those high in sugars, but you can also eat foods that can help strengthen the thin protective layer on your teeth known as tooth enamel.
Some of the best minerals for improving your oral health include calcium and phosphorus. Both minerals help strengthen tooth enamel to provide support in the battle against tooth decay. Foods that contain large amounts of these precious minerals include meats such as chicken, various nuts, milk, and many types of cheese.
One of the major risk factors for tooth decay is the presence of harmful acids in our mouths in combination with plaque buildup. Although you should not brush after eating due to increased tooth sensitivity which can cause toothpaste to be overly abrasive, there are alternative methods such as mouthwash and chewing gum. You can also eat foods that are crunchy and have a high water content, as they help to neutralize acids and wash away food debris.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Adam Rauzman for an oral examination, please call 973-427-4201 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.