It’s March, which means it’s National Nutrition Month. Dr. Angela Cotey and the rest of us here at Village Smile Care would like to provide a few helpful eating tips for those with dental implants. To make your implants last as long as possible and to keep them in good functioning order, you’ve got to take proper care of them. Learn how essential a proper diet is when it comes to tooth replacement.
You’re sure to be pleased to learn you can still enjoy cheese after getting dental implants. Studies have shown that cheese is great for lowering the amount of acid in your mouth. Bear in mind that not all dairy food has the same acid-lowering effect as cheese, which means drinking milk and eating yogurt won’t lower your mouth’s acid levels.
Cucumbers, apples, carrots and other crunchy foods are an optimum choice for shaking up any dental plaque that might be on your dental implants and your natural teeth. Every time you hear a crunch as you enjoy your food, know that you’re helping to get rid of harmful bacteria that can degrade your oral health.
If you have a sweet tooth and don’t want to risk your new dental implants for the sake of your cravings, try munching on raisins. Raisins are naturally sweet, which means you don’t have to worry about bacteria getting stuck to your teeth, which is common when you consume table sugar. Another great thing about raisins for those who’ve undergone tooth replacement surgery is that the food can destroy bacteria known to cause plaque and cavities.
Foods Rich in Vitamins
Leafy greens, lean meats, eggs, almonds and other foods with a high vitamin content are great for your teeth. Specifically, they help to reinforce your tooth enamel and strengthen your jaw bones.
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