Apple Valley, MN, June 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Even most young children know that soda and candy are not good for teeth. However, these are not the only edible enemies of teeth and gums. Apple Valley dental care clinic, Dakota Dental, is pleased to provide information about foods that can hurt smiles as well as foods that can help.
Science has shown that digestion begins in the mouth, so it is important to consider what one is eating and the impact it will have on oral health. Sugary drinks, candy, and snacks are well-known antagonists of perfect smiles, but there are other foods and beverages that may harm teeth, too.
Coffee, tea, wine, and sports drinks contain acids that break down enamel and contribute to decay of teeth. Additionally, they can cause teeth staining. Simple carbohydrate foods such as breads, chips, and crackers also create the perfect environment for increased bacteria activity, plaque buildup, gum infection, and cavities.
There are beneficial foods and beverages for oral health, however. Dakota Dental’s Apple Valley dentists recommend meals and snacks high in protein, calcium, and fiber. Fibrous foods, such as celery and apples, help to scrub teeth and keep them clean. Calcium and protein assist with the remineralization of teeth, and drinking fluoridated water helps to strengthen teeth.
Dakota Dental invites new patients throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and southern suburbs to experience its distinctive dentistry today. Visit www.DakotaDental.com or call 952-431-5774 to ask a question or to request an appointment. Dakota Dental is located at 14682 Pennock Avenue in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Dr. Shelley Wakefield
14682 Pennock Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124