The Right Diet choices for Their Teeth

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A healthy diet is vital for great dental health. Every time you eat or drink something sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour as the sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque and produces harmful acids. This causes dental erosion – the gradual loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attacks. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth, which if worn away can cause your teeth to become sensitive and look discoloured.

It’s better to have three or four meals a day, rather than lots of snacks, but if they do need to eat between meals offer them:

  • Plain popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Cheese
  • Breadsticks
  • Plain yogurt
  • Rice cakes
  • Unsweetened cereal
  • Plain bagels
  • Fresh soup
  • Raw vegetable pieces
  • Fresh fruit

When it comes to refreshments:

  • Still water and milk are the best things to drink
  • Tea without sugar is also good for teeth, as it contains fluoride
  • Fruit juices should be limited to mealtimes – or try diluting them with water
  • Fizzy drinks should be avoided, as they cause dental erosion. If they do have fizzy drinks, use a straw to help the drink go to the back of the mouth and reduce the number of acid attacks on the teeth
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The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale