Healthy Snacks for Good Teething.

The success of good teething does not only depend on having good dental hygiene or having a on hand team of specialists like Mario Garita MP Dental.

It is also important to keep a healthy diet. Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness.

The clinic focuses on families and women entrepreneurial and many times the head of our family household, our busy schedules or social events cause us to take little time to practice healthy eating.

Families know that good personal development determined by eating healthy meals throughout the day, as well as cutting back on high intake of sugar, salt and unhealthy snacks, in exchange for healthy food full of protein and vitamins which will provide plenty of energy and keep a healthy body soul and mind.

At Mario Garita MP Dental Experience we think of everyone, especially in the family and the entrepreneurial woman. For them we promote healthy foods that you can be shared with family and friends.

The goal is that each person close to them can incorporate these ideas and suggestions by Mario Garita MP Dental Experience, and use them as part of their healthy living experience. Because what was said 1600 years ago by Juvenal is still valid:

Men sana in corpore sano

Décimo Junio Juvenal

Proper nutrition means eating a well-balanced diet so that your body can get the nutrients needed for good health and wellness. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs, your mouth may have a more difficult time resisting infection.

A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches greatly contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. Eventually these acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, forming a cavity.

Foods that contain sugars of any kind can contribute to tooth decay. Almost all foods, including milk and vegetables, contain some type of sugar; however; these foods are a necessary part of a healthy diet, because many of them also contain important nutrients. To help control the amount of sugar you consume, read food labels and choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugars.

Gooey or chewy sweets spend more time sticking to the surface of your teeth. Because sticky snacks stay in your mouth longer than foods that you quickly chew and swallow, they give your teeth a longer sugar bath.

Damaging acids form in your mouth every time you eat a sugary snack. The acids continue to affect your teeth for at least 20 minutes before they are neutralized and can’t do any more harm. So, the more times you eat sugary snacks during the day, the more often you feed bacteria the fuel they need to cause tooth decay.

How can I “snack smart” to protect myself from tooth decay?

Here some pick a variety of foods you can eat snack smart:

Fresh fruits and raw vegetables

Oranges, Grapefruit, Melons, Pineapple, Pears, Tangerines, Broccoli, Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, Canned fruits in natural juices

Grains

Bread, Plain bagels, Unsweetened cereals, Unbuttered popcorn, Tortilla chips (baked, not fried), Pretzels (low-salt), Pasta, Plain crackers

Milk and dairy products

Low or non-fat: Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Cottage cheese

Meat, nuts and seeds

Chicken, Turkey, Sliced meats, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Nuts

Snacks combine foods from the different groups

Pizza, Tacos

Remember to:

  • Choose sugary foods less often
  • Avoid sweets between meals
  • Eat a variety of low or non-fat foods from the basic groups
  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after snacks and meals

Definitely the woman of the 21st century sets trends and leads the way, in the search for balance.

Any questions about healthy eating and taking care of your dental implants, or about which dental procedure best applies to your case to improve your quality of life, do not hesitate to contact Mario Garita MP Dental Experience to set an appointment for a comprehensive oral evaluation.

beacause we care, we encourage you to learn more about how nutrition can impact the health of your teeth, gums and overall oral health

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