Understanding Food and Your Oral Health

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Do you understand the foods that can hinder or help your oral health? If you are unsure, you are not alone. Thousands of people don’t think about the foods or drinks they are consuming and how it affects their oral health. Here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, our team cares about your oral health, which is why we are happy to give you a better understanding of foods and how they can affect your oral health.

Foods and drinks filled with sugar make an acid that attacks your teeth, which causes cavities and could lead to gum disease. These tasty foods and drinks are a threat to your oral health, as well as your overall body health. With so many delicious sweets and treats all around us, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III understands it’s sometimes hard to resist, which is why it is so significant to pay a visit to get your teeth checked regularly.

The good news is, there are foods and drinks that are very healthy for your teeth. These items include options like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, water, and even lean proteins like fish. These foods work to keep your teeth healthy and gums in tip-top shape. They can also help your whole body and lead to an overall healthy body and life.

If you have any questions about your oral health or feel it’s time to come in for a check-up, please call us today at 205-979-8070 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and dedicated staff is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.