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How Malnutrition Shows Up in Your Teeth

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Thomas Wold, DMD
One of the easiest ways to tell if a person's nutrition is bad or good is by looking at their teeth. We can easily see this whenever we examine a person's teeth. When dental patients receive adequate nutrition, it also shows in their smiles. Are You Getting Enough of Good Things to Eat? Anyone who has dental problems may also be starving themselves nutritionally. For example, if you eat processed foods, you are eating plenty of calories but are not satisfying your nutritional or oral health needs. As a result, you will experience more decays and cavities and problems with gingivitis and periodontal disease. Processed and sugary foods contain more of the acids that attack tooth enamel. Also, refined sugar tends to linger on the teeth, which eventually leads to decay. Therefore, you can actually suffer from malnutrition although you may be eating your fill of calories. Foods that are Good for Your Dental Health To ensure better dental health, it is important to add nutritionally rich foods to your diet. You should incorporate grains, dairy, greens, veggies, and fruits. Drink plenty of water and avoid processed or sugary treats. For instance, instead of eating chips or cookies from a vending machine, substitute these snacks for fruit and small cubes of cheese, or rice cakes with organic peanut butter and a small piece of fruit. Also, when you can't brush, drink water and rinse your mouth, and chew sugarless gum. These extra efforts will improve your smile over time. To ensure that you stay on top of your dental health, visit our office regularly or twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam. Remember the number two when it comes to your dental health. Brush and floss at least twice a day and visit our office at least twice a year. Contact us today if you have not had a dental cleaning and exam recently....
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