May 1, 2017

International No Diet Day happens on May 6th and it is an annual celebration of body acceptance. Although being content with yourself is a great goal, it is also important to be mindful of your diet and understand how what you eat could enhance or harm your oral health. You probably already know that bad eating habits can adversely affect overall health but may not have thought a lot about how they impact your teeth.

Unhealthy Eating Can Increase the Risk of Cavities

If you typically do not monitor what you put into your body or knowingly choose foods that are not healthy, you may be at an increased risk for getting cavities. That is especially true when consuming foods/drinks that are high in sugar. However, high-starch foods like breads and pasta can also result in trips to the dentist to have cavities filled.

Prolonged Poor Oral Health May Lead to Tooth Loss

When tooth decay is very severe, you may lose teeth and require implants. Dr. Angela Cotey is experienced in providing dental implants in Mt. Horeb, WI. Our team will give you detailed instructions about how to brush and floss carefully so you can enjoy your implants for the rest of your life.

Occasionally Straying From Your Diet Is Okay

International No Diet Day is all about eating what you want for a day, but you might choose to watch what you eat during the rest of the year. Keep in mind, it is okay to have “cheat days” every once in a while. Just be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly after eating to avoid potential problems.

Want to learn more about how what you eat relates to your oral health? Make an appointment for a checkup with Dr. Cotey today.



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