When people in the Birmingham area think of diet and oral health, they probably think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Birmingham.
If your body is lacking in certain nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
While this is an excellent resource, dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Koch Aesthetic Dentistry at 205-202-8618 and schedule a check-up with Dr. J. Paul Koch to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.
When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our passionate about your smile, your comfort and your professional care staff about the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures such as complete smile makeovers and same day restorations.
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, our menu of services includes porcelain crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces. Schedule an appointment with our dental spa today!
Dr. J. Paul Koch
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry
2311 Highland Ave S, Ste 323