Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums.

Dr. Maria Lopez Howell

Ingredient and nutritional labels can be you and your teeth’s best friends. When plaque comes into contact with sugar tooth decay occurs, which is one of the most chronic childhood diseases. The good news is that with a little bit of reading one can reduce the amount of damage caused by sugars or even prevent it completely!

The well known contributors of sugar such as candy and soda can be avoided completely or the affects lessened by making better choices. Here is where a bit of reading can help you immensely. Food labels and other places of information such as Choose My Plate provide valuable health information. Not only pertaining to sugars but to establish a healthy diet to help keep the tissue in your mouth stronger against infections.

Good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and consistent cleanings with your dentist will help keep you and your mouth feeling great! By utilizing your six month cleanings, your dentist will be able to catch issues early on!

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