Having a good diet is just as important as brushing your teeth. It's great that you want to make changes in your life, and start living healthier. Make sure you know what you are eating.
Even if you do a regular routine with brushing and flossing, you may still be doing damage to your teeth and gums by making changes to your diet.
When trying to lose a couple pounds, your focus is probably how can you cut back fat, or calories, and probably not what will keep on levels balanced in your mouth to prevent cavities. Here are some ideas and how to approach a new diet with having poor results with your oral health.
What to Look for in Foods to Eat While Trying to Lose Weight
If you're planning on starting a new diet, you may want to go over your diet with us. You may want to start by cutting out sugary and starchy foods.
Diet soda is not recommended because it still contains a lot of acid that can wear down your tooth enamel. Fruit juices can also be bad for your teeth because of the high acid content.
The best choice is water that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps restore and strengthen your teeth. It keeps us hydrated and has zero calories. Water is refreshing immediately and you can have as much as you want with no guilt.
The best thing to do if you don't know something is to ask questions. Get as much information as you can about fruits and veggies, portions, how often you should eat, and how often you should treat yourself. There is nothing better than feeling good and having a great smile to go with it. With the right information, you will definitely get the results you are looking for.
Don't forget about your teeth while you are working on your waistline. Continue seeing us every six months for cleanings and exams. Don't cheat; tell us what you've been eating and ask questions. Schedule an appointment today and keep up the good work.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (530) 349-1949 today.