Protect Your Teeth with These Simple Steps
Dental health is crucial to our overall health. Did you know that gum disease is a major contributor to heart disease. Further, something as simple as a cavity can lead to a painful mouth that distracts us from our work and makes us feel down. If you want to avoid these issues, you are not alone. Many people are realizing the importance of dental care.
In this video, you will learn about some simple steps to keep your teeth healthy. Next time you visit the dentist office, you will be able to show off your beautiful cavity-free smile.
Cavities occur thanks to bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria digest sugar on your teeth. The end product is a type of lactic acid that can wear away at the enamel on your teeth. If not brushed or rinsed off, this acid can seep even farther into your teeth, burning a groove which become known as tooth decay. Therefore, eating less sugar and fermentable carbs gives the bacteria less food to digest and less acid to produce. You don’t have to make a major change to your diet. Simply replace some sugary snacks with vegetables or other non-fermentable carbs.