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Benefits of a High Fiber Diet When it Comes to Your Oral Health

Posted on 11/13/2017 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
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Most people today realize that maintaining a good diet will help keep their mouth in better shape while also enhancing their health in other ways. Few people think about the exact foods that they should eat to keep teeth healthy though.

Sure, we know that calcium is important for strong bones and good solid teeth, and we know that sugary drinks and foods should be avoided at all costs. But few people realize that they should be consuming many high-fiber foods daily to improve the health of their mouths. That's right, you should be taking fiber in regularly if you want your mouth to stay in good shape over time.

Fiber and Tooth Health

Recent studies show that men and women that consume fiber-rich foods are less likely to suffer from periodontal disease later in life. That means their gums and teeth will remain in good condition over time, and they will not suffer from many issues at all because of the high fiber diet that the patient is on.

If you want to prevent things like gum disease from occurring, it's worth thinking about exactly how much fiber you have in your diet currently. If you aren't eating high fiber foods like apples and bananas regularly, you should make an active effort to start including them.

Make Healthy Diet Changes Today

Just realizing that high fiber foods are a good positive change to your diet isn't enough, you have to make the changes to your diet to benefit from these foods.

Starting today take action to add more fiber-rich foods into your diet, and to cut out things like soda, or sweet foods that you may have eaten throughout the day. If you must consume sugary foods, eat them all at the same time so that you can easily clean your mouth after and leave it plaque free so that your mouth does not develop cavities over time.

Though it's not exactly clear how fiber rich foods help prevent a range of dental conditions, there is evidence showing that to be the case. Make sure that you are eating enough fiber and you won't have to worry about gum issues as much.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (928) 277-0076 today.

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