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There’s more good that eating a balanced diet will do for your body than just helping you fit back into that little black dress. In addition to losing weight and getting in shape, a good diet has effects on all aspects of your health – including your teeth!

That’s right – a good diet makes for good, healthy teeth. That leads, in turn, to great oral health as well. But the connection between the two isn’t always crystal clear. We understand that, which is why we wanted to take a few moments today and discuss what you need to know about your diet and your teeth. Our team here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, wants the best for your smile!

Good Food, Good Teeth
One of the things that we rarely think about is the way that our diet can support tooth health. For example, food high in calcium are great for teeth since our teeth are bone. Incidentally, foods high in sugar are just as bad for teeth as they are for your waistline. Sugary foods are the leading cause of cavities and gum disease, along with improper oral health care.

Plaque buildup
The wrong kinds of food will lead to plaque building up along your gum line and in between your teeth. If you’re not doing a stellar job of taking care of your teeth, you run the risk of contracting gum disease and cavities. Eating healthy foods that don’t have high acid contents, or don’t leave much residue behind, is a great way to avoid plaque buildup.

While we understand that you don’t think of your teeth when you’re choosing what to eat, you should add it to the list of things you consider before splurging on that last piece of cake. In fact, reminding yourself about the need to take care of your teeth can likely help out the rest of your diet, too.

For more information, or to see how Morrison Dental Group in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, recommends your diet to look, give us a call at 757-243-1755 today!