Your Favorite Foods Bring a Smile to Your Face, but are They Good for Your Teeth?

The pleasure we get from eating the foods we love can make us smile. But what about the effects those foods are having on our teeth and gums? The mouth is the gateway to the digestive system, and provides an important indication of whether we’re making the nutritional choices that are really something to smile about.

The dentists at the office of Central Avenue Dental understand that your mouth, teeth and gums are much more than just for chewing and swallowing. A consultation and examination with our highly trained staff includes a comprehensive review of our patients’ diets, including what foods they eat and how often. The forms of food we take into our bodies — whether they are solid, liquid, sticky or slow to dissolve — have an impact in terms of tooth decay. Likewise the nutritional makeup of your diet, the mix of foods you consume, even the order in which you eat them, all are important to consider. Whether you have an eating disorder, acid reflux or other medical condition can also come into play, increasing your risk of cavities.

It’s fairly obvious that beverages like soda, lemonade, juices and sweetened coffee and tea are bad for our teeth, bathing them in decay producing sugars. And that popular snack foods like candy, cookies, cake, and chips generate sugar that sticks to our teeth. But did you know that some foods that have strong nutritional value can actually contain acids that will wear away tooth enamel, and sugars that hang around long after mealtime? And what about sugar substitutes — how do they affect our teeth?

The dentists at Central Avenue Dental strive to educate our patients about many aspects of our diets to consider, including which foods and beverages will promote strong, healthy teeth, and which ones to moderate or avoid. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

By Central Avenue Dental - Tribeca

May 25, 2021

You Might Also Enjoy...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dental Implants to Save Your Teeth

Studies show that across the United States millions of people are living with partial or complete tooth loss. Fortunately, with today’s advances in the field of implant dentistry, it’s easier than ever to rebuild a beautiful and complete smile.

Cavities Need to be Treated ASAP

Most people have the privilege of being able to drink and eat whatever they want and whenever they want. It’s a luxury we take for granted until a problem—such as a cavity—comes along. Cavities are areas that are permanently damaged that turn into tiny hol

Take Care of Your Teeth to Keep Decay Away!

You’ll know, and your dentist certainly will, when you have tooth decay. It is a real problem that can lead to serious complications if not attended to. That’s why, with early detection, at the office of Central Avenue Dental our knowledgeable staff...

Fluoride Treatments

There’s cavity-fighting fluoride in our water, our toothpaste and our mouthwash, so why is your dentist recommending applying fluoride directly to your teeth during a periodic checkup? At the office of Central Avenue Dental,...