Providing your body with the right amount of vitamins and minerals helps your teeth and gums-as well as helps your immune system fight of disease and decay. Children and adults have nutritional needs specific to their stage in life. Below are a few key things that children and adults need to have a healthy mouth.
Children's Nutrition and Teeth
Children should eat foods rich in calcium and other kinds of minerals, as well as a healthy balance of the essential food groups like vegetables, fruits, dairy products, poultry and meat. A healthy diet is key for a lifetime of good oral health. Fluoride supplements may be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water, but consult with our office first. Do not let your child eat an excessive amount of junk food to help prevent early tooth decay.
Adult Nutrition and Teeth
Just as it is for children, it's important for adults to heal a healthy diet with as little added sugar as possible. Avoid putting extra sugar in your tea and coffee as well as eat sugar-free snacks. Regular trips to the dentist can help detect and and prevent dental problems.
For more information about nutrition and your teeth contact the dentists at Smiles at SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario.