Eating healthy and ensuring that your body receives a good balance of nutrition is one of the key elements of ensuring good oral health. Vitamins and minerals help maintain the health of your teeth and gums and strengthen your teeth against plaque and tooth decay. Additionally, as good nutrition helps ward off other infections and diseases and strengthens your immune system, it also decreases the risk for other problems affecting oral health.
Children's Nutrition and Teeth
Ensuring that your child practices good eating habits at an early age will go a long way towards maintaining future oral health as well as overall health. Avoiding foods high in sugar and carbohydrates and eating foods rich in calcium and other kinds of minerals, as well as vegetables, fruits, dairy products, poultry and meat will help ensure a healthy balance of nutrition. Fluoride supplements may also be helpful if you live in a community without fluoridated water.