So many of us believe that our eating habits can only affect our weight but oral health and nutrition are closely related.
Particularly how much sugar we eat has a direct impact on our oral health. The World Health Organization recommends that intake of free sugars be limited to less than 50g per day.
General health conditions can also increase the risk of oral health issues. Oral diseases are specifically linked to diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, and some cancers.
Here are a few ways to ensure what you’re eating is helping and not harming your teeth:
- Appropriately balance your nutritional diet.
- Try and promote lifelong mouth healthy behaviors, such brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, limiting consumption of sugary snacks and beverages and seeing the dentist regularly.
- Remember to keep in mind the link between oral health and overall health and well-being.
Currently, we are seeing patients for teledental and on site emergency appointments but make sure to keep up with your healthy diet and oral health care at home.
Call us at 609-278-5900 to make a teledental or emergency dental appointment.
This information was originally published on fdiworlddental.org and ada.org.
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