Good nutrition plays a large role in your dental health. What you put into your mouth has a direct impact on the health of your mouth - and the health of the rest of your body. As you age and your lifestyle changes, keep your nutritional goals in mind. Balanced meals are one the best ways you can contribute to your own good health.

 

Brushing and flossing help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. However, a balanced diet will help to boost your body’s immune system, leaving you less vulnerable to oral disease.

Nutrition

How often and what you eat have been found to affect your dental health. Eating starchy foods such as crackers, bread, cookies, and candy causes the bacteria in your mouth to feed on it. They then produce acids which attack your teeth for up to 20 minutes or more.

 

 

Foods that stick to your teeth or are slow to dissolve give the acids more time to work on destroying your tooth enamel.

 

Sticky/slow to dissolve foods:
  • granola bars

  • chewy fruit snacks

  • dried fruit

  • potato chips

  • hard candy

 

Starchy foods:
  • crackers

  • breads

  • cookies

  • candy

 

Sticky and starchy foods create less acid when eaten as part of a meal. Saliva production increases at mealtime, rinsing away food particles and neutralizing harmful acids.

 

Foods such as nuts, cheese, onions, and some teas have been shown to slow growth of decay-causing bacteria in the mouth.

 
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Saturday: ...........................8:30am- 1:00pm

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115 New Hackensack Rd.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
wappingersdental@yahoo.com

Tel: 1-845-297-3950

 

Please call for available dates.

We can usually schedule an appointment within 24 to 48 hours and ASAP if you have a dental emergency.

 

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