Your diet and nutrition are key parts of your oral health. Dr. Han Soo Lho and Dr. Edward Jeong provide dietary and nutritional counseling in Saugus, Massachusetts, to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of good oral and overall health. Call Saugus Dental Center at 781-233-1189 to make an appointment with our caring dentists and learn more!
Nutrition impacts your smile and oral health as well as your overall well-being. In fact, your diet and nutrition can even affect your risk of developing dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. There are also many nutrients that work to keep your mouth healthier and your teeth and gums protected. For example, Vitamin A aids in tooth formation and Vitamin B helps your teeth, gums and tongue function properly.
Your metabolism is unique, which means some nutrients may be more beneficial to you than others. Our dentists will review your diet and oral health with you to assess which types of nutrients will best meet your needs. We will then be able to make recommendations about your diet, eating habits and nutritional routines.
We also recommend that you take a few steps on your own to maintain a better diet, such as:
- Reading food labels
- Limiting the amount of sugars and carbohydrates in your diet
- Eating plenty of fresh foods, including fruits and vegetables
- Staying hydrated and limiting your intake of sugary drinks
- Eating foods high in calcium and phosphorus
- Brushing after every meal and flossing daily
For more information, and to schedule a consultation, contact our office today!