We all want to keep our teeth as healthy as possible for as long as we live. However, we need to take great care to ensure that this happens and we often forget to give our dental health the attention it deserves.
Fortunately, some of the best tips we can practice are easy and will provide big dividends when it comes to maintaining our smiles over the long term.
Today’s dental health quick tip involves the importance of appropriate levels of vitamin C and D in your diet. A lack of vitamin C can cause significant dental health problems, including loose teeth and bleeding gums. An easy way to combat these problems is to ensure that you’re eating enough fruits every day. Citrus fruits have incredibly high levels of vitamin C and can help us reach the right amount of this essential vitamin in our diet. However, whenever you’re finished eating citrus fruit, be sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth out with water to wash away the acid that the fruit will leave behind. This will decrease the acid available to eat through your enamel and permanently erode and damage your teeth.
Vitamin D is readily available from the sun and through foods like fish, cheese, and egg yolks. Healthy levels of vitamin D enable us to better absorb calcium, which also provides extra strength and protection for the enamel in your teeth. If you’re worried about your levels of vitamin D, a simple blood test will help you understand whether or not you’re getting enough of this precious vitamin.
If you have any questions about your dental health or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.