It may not be the most obvious connection in the world, but the truth of the matter is that your diet has a very big – and tangible – effect on your oral health. There are two significant ways that your diet impacts your oral health, and we’re going to look at those today.
Sugary foods aren’t good for your teeth
While sugar itself isn’t terrible for your teeth, it’s often found in foods that have acids that attack your enamel – the outermost layer of your teeth that protects them against infection.
Cutting back on – or eliminating – sugary foods from your diet rids your mouth of those acids that have a bad effect on your oral health, and helps you look and feel better as well.
Oral health and systemic health
If your mouth is healthy, it has a direct – and major – impact on the rest of your systemic health. An unhealthy mouth can actually lead to gum disease, which has been linked to cancer and heart disease. However, by eating a balanced and healthy diet, you help improve your oral health and systemic health at the same time.
Taking care of your oral health isn’t complicated – it just involves a good diet and oral health routine. It’s pretty simple, and something everyone is capable of. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to call us today at 708.469.6006.