In the busy world of today, we can neglect the need to visit a dentist regularly, but we cannot keep ourselves from eating. Even in the extreme preoccupation, we feel the need of food or, at least, energetic drinks. This injustice with our teeth may cause various oral issues like rotting, tooth decay, cavities, and other tooth diseases. So if we, at least, develop awareness to the fact that diet affects our teeth, we can protect our oral health by giving a little alteration to our eating habits. If we know which diet is healthful to our teeth and which one is harmful, we can safeguard teeth and gums to a great extent.
First of all, let us see which food is the most detrimental to your teeth and cause decay. Every food giving to your body have some amount of sugar may participate to tooth decay. That is because the plaque over your teeth getting in touch with sugar creates acidity resulting in tooth decay. It does not mean you should throw away all sugar consisting food in the dustbin today; sugar is necessary to give energy to our body. Besides lots of food, which we eat on a daily basis, consists some quantity of sugar. If you are in the habit of taking drinks on a regular basis, you are taking a good amount of sugar inside every day. So, you cannot separate sugar from your daily diet. All you need to do is to remove that plaque from your smile. Flossing and proper brushing can give you white, plaque free teeth. Besides, if you take a sugar based food or drink, go to wash basin and fill your mouth with fresh water. Clean your teeth and mouth with fresh water every time.
Apart from it, below are given some tips to avoid teeth and gum diseases through diet which can affect your visits to dentist:
- Keep up healthy food habits.
- Drink water in abundance.
- Don’t eat sugary snacks excessively.
- Use fluoride toothpaste to brush two times a day.
- If it is impossible for you to brush after every meal, eat sugar free gum with Xylitol, it will minimize tooth decay risk.
- Try to keep plaque off your teeth as much as possible.
- Maintain a food diary to check out whether it is according to the recommendation of dentists or not.