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Self Improvement During COVID-19 Restrictions

Posted in COVID-19, Dental Care, General Dentistry, and Pediatric Dental

Good Foods for our Teeth and Gums?

If you are not a front-line worker than chances are you have more time than ever before. Time with family or time to yourself. Many are using this extra time for self improvement during COVID-19 restrictions. Diet during this pandemic has been talked about a lot. But have you wondered what a dentist might say are good foods for dental health? In previous blogs we have talked about bad foods, ones that adversely affect our teeth. So, what foods are good for our teeth and gums?

Erbsville Dental’s approach to dental health includes being conscious of our whole-body health. Because good nutrition is a key to both. “You are what you eat” is especially true for dental health, because the effects of good choices are easily seen. Our smile is often the very first thing others see. That is, once we can finally throw away our masks.

A good routine of brushing and flossing can only do so much. A balanced diet of different nutrient-rich foods that build up our bodies, from all the food groups is essential for healthy teeth and gums. Fruits, vegetables, protein, calcium-rich foods and whole grains may be the difference between top dental heath and habitual dental issues. Good nutrition is a lifestyle and takes time to implement, but the benefits for you and your family will become obvious. It’s especially important when we are kids and still growing.

3 Weeks of Nutrition Talk

During the month of February, we will be discussing specific foods that promote a great smile as well as good overall health. Many have high nutritional value for targeted areas of the mouth, and other teeth cleaning benefits because of their texture and shape. Some foods are even saliva catalysts and therefore good for your teeth and gums. In total there are over 30 different foods that can help if you’re trying to improve your dental health.

As a foreshadow of good things to come we’ll discus in depth the benefits of; (Next Week) Cheese, Milk, Yogurt, Water, Crunchy Veggies, and Leafy Greens. (Week 3) Apples, Pears, Meats, Fish, Nuts, Tea, Coffee, Cranberries, Strawberries, and Raisins. (Week 4) Broccoli, Kiwi, Sweet Potatoes’, Garlic, Onions, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Whole Grains.

If you find yourself wondering what to do, why not take some time, read our blog and see how these foods can help you?

Remember. Erbsville Dental is open and considered an essential service by the Ontario Government. There is no need to avoid the dentist and let your dental health slide. Book an appointment today for regular or emergency dental work.  

This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Accordingly, always seek the advice of your Dentist or other healthcare providers regarding a dental condition or treatment.