When it comes to your health, in all aspects, what you eat is crucial and it’s one of the keys to staying ﬁt, healthy and well throughout life. This is no different for your overall dental health. A good balanced diet means a healthy mouth, good gums and bright white teeth.
When we think about our teeth and mouth, we don’t usually consider the dynamic environment our teeth are in. Your teeth and mouth are subject to regular PH changes from acid to alkaline, quick temperature changes, strong forces when you’re eating, which can be incredibly tough to incredibly sticky. Your teeth are exposed to so many external factors that cause damage yet we can ignore the effects of what we are putting into our mouths and inherently our body. It is the reason why we need to be aware of good dental diet.
Plaque, a sticky ﬁlm of bacteria, constantly and continuously forming on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. This results in a break in the tooth structure forming cavities. If you have something already acidic like ﬁzzy pop, then you have bypassed the bacteria and are causing damage directly to your teeth.
There are three main groups of compounds we ingest. Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates. We sometimes focus on these two because it is either helping you build muscle or because you’re trying to slim down and cutting fats. But the carbohydrates which form a substantial part of our diets including things like bread and potatoes. Carbohydrates consist of three sub-groups of which we are all most familiar with sugar. We can have carbohydrates that beneﬁt us but the simple carbohydrates that we enjoy, do not provide us with as many beneﬁts yet cause considerable detriment to your health.
To help gauge what has sugar and acids some examples are found below.
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