Food is the most commonly discussed topic of all time. Electronic, print and social media is full of stuff relating to food, diet plans, pros, and cons of eating certain foods, and what not? Out of all different topics, losing weight remains on top of the list. People tend to follow diet plans that helped others to get a perfect figure and healthy body.
You indeed are what you eat, but there is another reality which says that what you eat also affects your oral health.
If you are not one of those people who only focus on losing weight and have no concern about what effect it will create on their oral health, then we have something that can benefit you and save you from oral infections and dental diseases.
Here are four essential diet changes that you need to make if you want better oral health.
1. Adopting a Diet Plan that is Enriched with Nutritional Sources
2. Go Low on Sugar!
We all like to eat things enriched with sugar. It boasts the mood and pleases our taste buds. Most people do not know that sugar and other similar forms of carbohydrates are the primary cause of dental infections; this is why it is beneficial to keep sugar intake as low as possible. Do not eat more than six tablespoons of sugar. Avoiding sugary snacks between your meals is better. It’s better to eat fresh fruits to satisfy our sweet tooth.
3. Avoid Acidic Beverages
Acidic drinks, juices, sodas, and energy drinks erode and soften tooth enamel. It is fine to drink them at mealtimes only and restrain from sipping on them for too long.
4. Do Not Eat Before Bedtime
Saliva can neutralize the right amount of acid in our mouths. At night time, saliva does not have buffering power as it has in the daytime, so it slows down. It is better not to eat right before bedtime, specifically to avoid sugary foods.