Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

The Impact of Food Choice on Teeth Health

Healthy Teeth

It has long been recognized that routine brushing and flossing serve to promote tooth health by eliminating the sugars and food debris that combine with bacteria to create harmful plaque. This type of buildup has the potential to cause cavities as well as gum disease. However, recent studies suggest that a diet containing with certain kinds of foods can also play an important role in achieving proper dental care and maintaining good oral health.

Among the food choices believed to promote good dental health are green and black tea. Both contain polyphenols that are known to inhibit the bacteria linked to gum disease and cavities. Patients who rinse regularly with black tea have been shown to have lower levels of plaque accumulation than those who rinse with plain water, and they has less plaque, which wasn’t as sticky.

Increasing the amount of crunchy food you eat is a good way to keep plaque and bacteria from settling on the surface of the teeth. Eating apples, carrots, celery, cucumbers, and other crunchy fruits and vegetables is something your family dentistry expert in Thorndale is sure to recommend.

Raisins are a great dietary addition for those concerned with proper dental care. They possess a natural sweetness, but don’t have sucrose, the kind of sugar known for causing bacteria to adhere to teeth and produce plaque. Not only that, raisins contain compounds and phytochemicals that have been shown to impede the growth of the bacteria responsible for cavities and gum disease.

Recent research has suggested that including cheese in the diet can reduce mouth acidity that is linked to plaque development. When compared to subjects who had milk or sugar-free yogurt products instead of cheese, the mouth pH levels of cheese eaters were significantly lower.

The American Dental Association has reported that foods high in calcium such as fish, meat, and eggs are great for strengthening tooth enamel and repairing damage caused by acidic food and drinks. Plus, they can enhance bone health.

Finally, chewing sugar-free gum can serve as a nice finish to a meal containing several of these tooth-friendly foods by fostering increased saliva production, which helps to wash away bacteria.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale. 

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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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