Diet Changes For Healthier Teeth In Fishers

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Hello, I am Dr. Dale Behner of Dental Care Today in Fishers. Today’s blog topic is ‘How Your Diet Affects Your Smile.’

I’m sure you brush and floss regularly and hopefully visit your Fishers cosmetic dental practice for cleanings, but did you know that making small changes to your diet can improve your oral health?

Most Fishers residents are aware that sugar found in candy, cookies, and sodas can harm your teeth, but some Indianapolis area people don’t realize that all carbohydrates can cause cavities. A handful of pretzels or a piece of pumpernickel bread can have the same effect on your teeth as a fudge brownie.

All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are converted into plaque, which can then cause cavities and gum disease. Carbs are naturally sticky and adhere to your teeth. Eating carbs with meals is healthier than eating them as snacks because more saliva is generated at mealtime. Saliva helps prevent food particles from sticking to teeth.

At Dental Care Today, I continue to see tooth damage caused by sodas and sports drinks. If you choose to drink them, sip them through a straw. By limiting the contact of these drinks on your teeth, you will help preserve your enamel.

Another way Fishers folks can improve their oral health is to get 800mg of calcium a day for men and 1,000mg for women under 50. Calcium helps strengthen your jaw and secure your teeth firmly in the jaw bone.

Diet alone will not prevent cavities and gum disease for Fishers area patients, however, a few changes in eating habits can help maintain healthy teeth and gums. 

My staff and I at Dental Care Today are accepting new general and cosmetic dental patients in the Fishers area. I encourage you to call 317-842-2337 today to schedule a family dentistry exam and cleaning. If you have developed gum disease, we offer periodontal treatment.

Dental Care Today offers a full menu of general and specialty dental services including sedation dentistry and dental implants. For more information, call today to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.indianapolisdental.com/about/.

Dr. Dale Behner
Dental Care Today
9744 Lantern Rd
Fishers, Indiana 46037
317-842-2337
https://www.indianapolisdental.com/about/

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