This message from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego is about proper nutrition and dental health.
Your diet can affect your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy foods provide an environment that can prohibit inflammation and infection. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts are the ideal choices for oral health. Calcium-fortified beverages, milk, and other dairy products provide vitamins, minerals, and calcium that assists in keeping teeth, bones, and gums healthy. Eating crispy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and celery, will help clean your teeth and gums.
A healthy diet contains all the critical vitamins and minerals, and the most important mineral for teeth is fluoride – especially for little ones. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore adequate fluoride is critical.
Be sure to brush after each meal and before bed. In addition, remember to floss or use a water irrigating method to dislodge food particles trapped in spaces. By eating well, brushing properly, flossing regularly, and avoiding foods that stick to your teeth, you can have a beautiful smile for life. (And, hopefully, the physical vitality to complement that nice smile and the energy to enjoy both.)
At Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego we offer complete general dentistry services. People from Hillcrest, Mission Hills, and Bankers Hill also come to our practice for restorative dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment today!
Contact Marcos Ortega DDS:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):