Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bad Diet, Bad Teeth: Can Nutrition Affect your Dental Health?

Miami Beach dentistAbout you oral health with Miami Dentist Dr. Rothman

Did you know that a poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay? Your diet can make a great difference in your oral health and ultimately your smile. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches contribute to the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. These acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, forming a cavity. If left untreated this can cause pain and ultimately the loss of the tooth. Almost all foods, including milk and vegetables, contain some type of sugar; however; these foods are a necessary part of a healthy diet, because many of them also contain important nutrients that are beneficial for your body.
Foods that are high in vitamin C, D, and nutrients like calcium and phosphorus are essential to healthy teeth. Calcium and phosphorous are the main minerals that are the building blocks of tooth enamel and consuming foods rich in these is a necessity if you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth.
Take charge and make the right changes in your diet to improve your smile. Introduce foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals like yogurt, cheese (hard, aged), seafood, milk (low-fat), tofu, almonds, pumpkin seeds, fish, Brazil nuts, red meat, eggs, tofu, celery, apples, cucumbers, and carrots. Also, limit your intake of foods that are high in sugars.  To help control the amount of sugar you consume, make sure to read food labels and make the right choices. Start with small changes in your diet to make sure you stick with it.

We truly enjoy seeing the effect that a bright smile has on our patient’s lives. We believe that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of our goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide you with the best tools to maintain your dental health at its optimum.

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You can make an appointment with our dentist by calling our office at (305) 534-2002 or by visiting We are conveniently located in Miami Beach at 939 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Miami Beach
Dr. Arnold Rothman
(305) 534-2002
939 Arthur Godfrey Rd.
Miami Beach, Florida 33140