Nutrition and diet are essential for good oral hygiene. A balanced diet that is low in sugary food and drinks can protect your teeth against decay, by limiting sugars for bacteria. Vitamin D and calcium, as well as phosphorus, are important for healthy teeth. These nutrients keep your enamel healthy and prevents cavities.
Reduce the intake of acidic or sugary foods, which can cause enamel erosion over time. Artificial sweeteners, which have been shown to increase the risk of tooth decay, should also be consumed in moderation. When possible, choose natural sweeteners such as honey and stevia.
It is also recommended that the client uses fluoride toothpastes or mouthwashes to help protect against tooth decay. This mineral has been shown to strengthen teeth’s outer layers (enamel) making them more resistant to acid attacks caused by bacteria in plaque. Good oral health is achieved by following a balanced diet, avoiding excessive sugar consumption and using fluoride-containing toothpastes when needed.