At Junction Family Dental, we understand the importance of eating a nutritious diet for healthy teeth and oral care maintenance. As holistic dentistry we want to stress the significance of specific nutritional strategies our patients can follow in order to create the most ideal vessel for great oral health. |
From the time we are children, the development of our teeth is greatly influenced by the food and diet we eat. Did you know that every three to seven days there’s a mucosal cell turnover in our mouths? This means that if you’re experiencing nutritional deficiencies, the first place this will be noticed will be in the tissues of your mouth before any other areas in your body.
Because we are a Toronto dental clinic that looks at the whole body when treating your dental needs, we will many times be able to provide diagnoses of many systematic problems within your body even before your doctor! This includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sinus infection, gastroesophageal reflux, celiac disease, and many more.
We really want to emphasize incorporating as many nutrient-dense foods as possible, such as nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, plain yogurt, good sourced meats/ fish (including organ meats), beans, mushrooms, etc. This will ensure your body will receive an array of vitamins and minerals, which are essential to our oral and overall health. It is crucial for our bodies to have these foods to get the right amounts of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and vitamin K (especially K2) included in our daily diet. Crunchy fruits and vegetables (bell peppers, carrots, apples, etc) will also help to remove material buildup on teeth while providing nutritional benefits.
Our Toronto biological dentist also recommends a diet that includes more arginine (a basic amino acid) found in lentils, spinach, eggs, nuts, whole grains, seafoods and meats. This amino acid beneficially alters the oral environment and provides protection against oral microbial diseases.
When it comes to sugar intake in our diet, we should all know by now the damage it causes and to keep sugar levels at a minimum. This includes sugary sodas, fruit juices and candy. If you do want to grab something to drink, green tea is an incredible option with a multitude of health benefits. It kills odor-causing bacteria, alkalizes your mouth, helps to prevent tooth loss and inhibits the growth of cavity-causing bacteria.
Now that you’re aware of some nutritional guidelines our holistic dentistry will recommend, it’s now up to you to use this knowledge and implement it into your daily routine ?? Your body and your healthy teeth will thank you!
Book your appointment now to see us at Junction Family Dental, where we will dive deeper into your specific nutritional needs according to your personalized oral care assessment. We cannot wait to work with you!
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