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Using a Grocery Visit to Improve Oral Health

  • November 5, 2014

We all want to have healthier smiles, but sometimes we are concerned with our family’s smiles more than our own. Whoever you are worried about most, we have a way for you to improve oral health with your next trip to the grocery store! Often we don’t recognize the relationship between our groceries and our oral health as much as we should, so let’s take a look at some common mistakes and how your teeth are affected.

Buying the Wrong Snacks
Often we rely on starchy snack foods as a healthy option, but your teeth are negatively affected when those starchy foods stick in your teeth. Instead, grab fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables. These foods will scrub your teeth while you chew and are better for your entire body!

Buying the Wrong Beverages
Soda is a popular drink in the USA, but most of us know to drink it in moderation, if at all. We might turn to alternatives like juice or sports drinks. Unfortunately, these drinks are also very high in sugar! Reach for a glass of water throughout the day, and encourage your children to drink milk with their meals.

Not Getting Protein
Many members of our society do not eat enough protein on a daily basis. The result is weaker teeth because protein is needed to remineralize your tooth enamel. Eat plenty of lean protein to boost the strength of your enamel, which will prevent damage.

A simple trip to the grocery store can completely change the way your family eats and their overall oral health. It might take time to make these changes, especially if your family loves their junk food. However, the end result is well worth the hassle. Contact us for more ideas about how to improve your family’s oral health. We would love to help you build stronger smiles!

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