When people in the Brooklyn Park MN area think of diet and dental health, they ordinarily think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these dangerous sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Maple Grove and Plymouth MN.
If your body is lacking in critical nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These dangerous infections can lead to gum disease.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
While this is an excellent resource, essential dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS at 763-494-4443 and schedule a check-up with Dr. Jamie Sledd to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.
When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our fun staff about industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic dental smile makeovers and same day restorations.
At Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.
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