Dr. Justin Raanan teaches his patients that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. The mouth is the body’s first point of contact with the nutrients consumed. So, what is put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. If your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Dr. Raanan spends the time with each of his patients to educate and understand their habits. He is a strong believer that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Come visit Dr. Raanan to learn what you can do to improve your dental health.
If possible, reduce frequency of sugary and acidic foods.
– Try to pair these foods with meals instead of “grazing”.
– Limit the number of oral acid challenges throughout the day.
– Combine these foods with protein.
Consume fibrous foods
– This will stimulate your saliva and promote periodontal strength.
Limit sweetened beverages to meals
– Drink more water throughout the day.
– Drink iced tea instead of soda. Tea contains fluoride.
Drink orange juice fortified with calcium
– Calcium helps counteract the acid.
Chew sugar free gum especially with xylitol
– Great option after a meal if you cannot brush.