A healthy smile begins with what we eat. If we consume junk food and beverages that have high sugar content or harmful acids that attack the teeth, not only will our oral health status deplete, but our overall health will, too. Dr. Cynthia Wong, DDS of Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics wants each of her patients to keep their permanent teeth for a lifetime. By adding these foods to your diet, you are doing your mouth a favor.
The best food choices that we can make for healthy teeth and gums include cheeses, chicken, nuts, and milk. These foods help protect enamel by providing calcium that enamel needs to stay strong. Water cleans the mouth with every sip, unlike soda, energy drinks, and juices that attack the teeth with acidity. Other food choices include firm, crunchy fruits and vegetables that have a high water content which dilutes sugars and stimulates saliva flow to protect teeth from decay.
If you have questions or concerns regarding nutrition and oral health, please give us a call. To learn more about night guards and all the services we provide, visit www.drcynthiawong.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics in Orland Park, IL, call 708-444-8341.