How a Healthy Diet Can Improve Your Dental Health

How a Healthy Diet Can Improve Your Dental Health!

When you think about ways to keep your teeth healthy and strong, the first thing that comes to mind is probably brushing your teeth twice a day. However, aside from your oral hygiene routine, what you eat and drink plays a major role in the health of your teeth and mouth.

To ensure your dental health is in the best condition, it’s vital to maintain a healthy diet that provides the vitamins and nutrients your teeth need. Here are our top tips for keeping on track with your oral health by eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Healthy Diet and Teeth

Tips for a Teeth-Friendly Diet:

Consume enough calcium

Having enough calcium in your diet is an important factor for good dental health. Aside from strengthening the teeth, calcium also repairs damaged enamel. You can find calcium in dairy products such as milk and cheese, as well as in certain plant-based foods.

If you don’t think you’re getting enough calcium in your regular diet, you can talk to your doctor about calcium supplements to ensure you’re getting the right amount of this important mineral.

Eat a balanced, healthy diet

Making sure your diet includes plenty of vegetables and fruit will help to provide the vitamins and nutrients you need for healthy teeth. You should also aim to eat complex carbohydrates, which include foods such as grain bread. These type of carbohydrates release energy more slowly, which keeps you fuller for longer – meaning you’re less likely to reach for the snack jar.

Aside from the food you eat, you should also aim to drink plenty of water. Drinking water helps to keep your mouth hydrated, as well as washing away bacteria and acids to prevent these from building up on your teeth.

Don’t forget healthy fats

Did you know that not all fats are bad for you? Foods such as salmon and oily fish like sardines contain ‘good fats’ that are great for your teeth, as well as being naturally rich in teeth-friendly vitamin D.

Limit your sweet treats

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you give up your favourite sweet snacks altogether, but keeping those sugary treats to a minimum will help reduce oral health problems such as tooth decay.

It’s also important to be aware that certain sweets can be worse for your teeth than others. For example, chewy lollies that stick to the teeth’s surface will keep them covered in sugar for longer.

Swap your snacks

If you find your sweet tooth cravings are kicking in a little too often, you might find it useful to swap your usual sugary treats for healthier, more teeth-friendly options. Try chopping up some crunchy veg like carrots and celery, or opting for some healthy but delicious nibbles such as nuts or crackers – perfect for afternoon snack attacks!

Cut back on ‘teeth stainers’

Certain foods and drinks can result in the staining or discolouring of your teeth, so it’s best to reduce your intake to avoid a yellow-looking smile. This includes beverages such as tea, coffee, and red wine, as well as coloured food like red pasta sauce, curry powder, balsamic vinegar, coloured lollies, and berries. Rinsing your mouth with water after drinking liquids such as tea, coffee, and red wine can help to minimise discolouration.

If you’ve already noticed some discolouration of your teeth and are keen to whiten your smile, talk to your North Shore Dentistry practitioner about our fast, safe, and convenient teeth whitening options.

Of course, as well as eating a healthy diet full of teeth-friendly food and drink, it’s also crucial that you maintain a good oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and keeping up to date with your 6-monthly dental check-ups. If you need to book in a check-up with your North Shore Dentistry practitioner, contact us today.

In today’s society, cosmetic dentistry is all about face!

In today’s society, cosmetic dentistry is all about face

The Opportunity to Refresh Our Facial Features as We Get Older Has Become a Widely Popular and Improved Process in the Beauty Industry.

Not only does Cosmetic Dentistry assist in softening our ageing features, it can also boost our confidence. Here at North Shore Dentistry, we offer a range of procedures not just for teeth but also your surrounding features!

Porcelain Veneers

Using our state of the art CEREC technology, a smile makeover has never been easier. Veneers correct misaligned and discoloured teeth, giving you a white, bright and straightened smile! The CEREC Technology is a fast process which means you won’t have to set multiple appointments to achieve your smile goals.

What Is Cerec Technology?

CEREC or “CERamic REConstruction” is a method founded in 1980, which involves manufacturing a digital impression of your mouth. This is developed by various methods of scanning, and your veneers are then created at our practice!

We understand that setting appointments close together can be a challenge due to busy lifestyles. This technology speeds up the process of renewing your smile and you will only require 1 to 2 appointments (depending on your procedure).

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great way to enhance your look by softening ageing skin due to collagen loss. As we grow older, our skins elasticity is reduced which contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles developing over time.

Collagen production in our body typically begins to diminish during our early 20’s; studies have shown that the average person’s skin elasticity decreases by 7% every 10 years.

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Dermal Fillers are a fantastic option to enhance lips, nose, brows, cheeks and the chin area. At North Shore Dentistry, we will guide you in the right direction towards selecting the most suitable treatments that will help you to achieve the results you desire.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

Our epidermis layer is prone to lines deepening over time, anti-wrinkle injections can smooth out these lines which restore youthful appearance to the skin. The injection itself delivers a purified protein to the targeted muscles that are responsible for wrinkle development. The muscles are then relaxed and this prevents them from contracting dramatically to cause those deep lines.

Our team at North Shore Dentistry are highly experienced in providing anti-wrinkle injection treatments and take extra care and satisfaction in delivering significantly successful results. Anti-wrinkle injection results last from 3-6 months and we can combine your treatments to help you feel rejuvenated after just one visit!

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Other Procedures

Cosmetic surgery can be used to treat the smallest of areas, as well as a range of different parts of your face. At North Shore Dentistry we strive to assist you in refreshing your face.

Procedures Include:

    • Teeth Whitening: Zoom! in-chair whitening or the option of a take home kit. Zoom! is one of the most popular teeth whitening products on the market.
    • Dento-Facial aesthetics: Restores facial harmony, rejuvenating the overall visage that frames your smile.

Click here to read more about our individual cosmetic procedures to enhance your features.

Considering a cosmetic makeover with your dental check-up? Contact us at North Shore dental today!