Did you know that your diet is just as important for your teeth and gums as it is for your general health? Foods and drinks that contain starch and sugar react to the bacteria in your mouth to produce acid, which attacks your tooth enamel, causing decay and potential tooth loss.
Reducing your intake of sugary and starchy drinks and snacks will help to maintain your optimal oral health. Chewing sugar-free gum will stimulate saliva production, and rinsing with water after eating can also help. Foods such as cheese, nuts and fresh fruit and vegetables make good substitutes for sweet treats.