Healthy Eating

Much like the rest of the body, our teeth also need healthy foods to stay in good health. Avoid foods that are high in refined sugar e.g. candies, sodas, juices, sports drinks, and alcoholic beverages or sticky in texture e.g. candies. These foods increase the risk of tooth decay. Instead, choose foods that are low in refined sugar, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats high in protein.

Stay well hydrated – drink at least 10 cups (8 oz cups) of water every day. Choose safe tap water over bottled water. Your tap water might contain a mineral called Fluoride which helps prevent tooth decay.

You can find out more about your tap water’s safety and fluoride facts by calling your local water board or visiting them online.

Snacking

The number of times we eat in a day also plays a factor to our risk of tooth decay. It is important to limit opportunities you provide for sugars found in our food to break down on your tooth surfaces and cause tooth decay. Try to limit snacks to no more than three times per day and rinse your mouth each time to clear food off from your teeth. When snacking, choose healthier options like unsalted and unsweetened foods, fruits, nuts, seeds etc.