Healthy diet tips for a Beautiful Smile @ Reward me

Expert tips: eating for a gorgeous smile

Dr Gary Stephenson, principal nutrition and health scientist, offers some useful advice on how your eating habits can help keep your smile dazzling.


Food


  • It’s not so much the amount of sugary food and drink you enjoy, it’s how often you eat them. 
  • You need to watch through the day consumption of snacks and drinks rather than worrying only about the sugars in your main meals.
  • Most fruit is acidic (especially citrus fruit). The acid will normally be neutralised by your saliva, but not if you have one snack after the other, so don’t eat constantly through the day.
Drink

  • Dental erosion is caused when the enamel on teeth is dissolved by fizzy drinks, juice, or even wine as these are acidic. ‘Sugar-free’ options are just as damaging, especially for your front teeth if you sip through the day from a glass or can.
  • The calcium in milk or cheese helps replace the calcium lost during these acid attacks.

  • Sugar in any drink will constantly refuel those nasty plaque bacteria that convert the sugar into acid leading to subsurface tooth loss, or decay.
  • Tannin in drinks like tea, coffee and red wine can stain your teeth. Even your regular tea breaks affect how white your teeth will look.
Pass it on – 3 ways to beat bad breath

1. Brush your tongue during your regular teeth-clean, it clears out more bacteria from your mouth.

2. Morning breath is caused because you produce less saliva to naturally wash out your mouth when you sleep, so floss in the morning.

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3. Drink water as this helps reduce the amount of bacteria lingering in your mouth.

Tip:  It’s true that chewing a sugar-free gum after you have eaten something will encourage saliva production and saliva helps neutralise acids left in your mouth, but it cannot replace a proper brushing and flossing regime twice a day.

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