The old adage “You are what you eat” resonates deeply when it comes to oral health. In our holistic journey towards achieving and maintaining radiant smiles at Excel Dental, we’ve recognized and celebrated the inextricable link between nutrition and the health of our mouth. As it turns out, the journey to a dazzling smile might just begin on our plates.
The Nutritional Symphony and Oral Wellness Every bite we take is not just satiating hunger; it’s a step towards determining our overall health and, by extension, our oral well-being. The vitamins, minerals, and overall quality of our food play a pivotal role in ensuring our teeth and gums remain robust and healthy.
Calcium and Vitamin D: Champions for our teeth, these nutrients ensure our teeth remain strong and cavities stay at bay. Found in dairy products, fortified foods, and leafy greens, they’re the building blocks of dental health.
Vitamin C: Vital for gum health, this vitamin, found abundantly in citrus fruits, peppers, and strawberries, ensures our gums remain resilient against conditions like gingivitis.
Antioxidants: Found in a plethora of fruits and vegetables, they combat the bacteria that lead to inflammation and gum disease.
The Sugar Saga While nutrition uplifts our oral health, some dietary habits can prove detrimental. Sugar stands out as a primary adversary. Not only does it feed the harmful bacteria in our mouths leading to cavities, but it’s often the hidden culprit in many foods and drinks. At Excel Dental, part of our mission is to educate patients on the sugar content in everyday items, fostering informed choices.
Hydration – Nature’s Own Mouthwash Water remains an unsung hero. Regular hydration aids in producing saliva, nature’s own defense mechanism against harmful bacteria, ensuring our mouth stays cleansed and neutralizing acidic foods that might erode the enamel.
The Excel Dental Approach Located in the heart of Hamilton, our approach is integrative. Beyond treatments and procedures, we dedicate time to counsel our patients about nutrition, helping them weave dietary habits that fortify their oral health. We believe in proactive care, and through nutritional guidance, we empower our patients to take charge of their dental destiny.
Our journey at Excel Dental has always been about crafting smiles that are not just beautiful, but resilient. And through the marriage of nutrition and dentistry, we’re nurturing smiles that radiate health from within.
Guiding you from plate to radiant grin, Dr. Susan Pan