We all know that sugar causes cavities, and that sugar is in a large amount of the food available to us, but let’s talk about the healthy types of food that will help you and your family keep a healthy mouth and a healthy smile.
Our mouths are home to a great deal of different kinds of bacteria. In order for our mouths to stay healthy we need to keep all the bacteria in our mouths happy and working together. These communities of good microorganisms need a good supply of healthy food. This way our mouths are less acidic and we reduce our chances of tooth decay. Reducing sugar and increasing the quality of food is the best way to keep our bright smiles.
Below is a short list of four healthy foods that we know will help those good microorganisms stay healthy and keep your mouth healthy:
- Raw vegetables
- Plain yogurt
- Raw nuts
To keep a balanced diet you can eat a variety of the five main food groups and remember to brush afterwards. At Eagle Rock Dental Care we work hard to provide you with any and all information you need to keep a healthy mouth and bright smile. We have dental offices in Idaho Falls, Rexburg, and Arco, Idaho. If you would like to make an appointment with your Idaho Falls dentist office or one of our locations in Rexburg or Arco please contact us or request an appointment online.