Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern for our patients. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, we are devoted to helping you care for your teeth and keep them healthy.
Maintaining healthy teeth requires thorough daily brushing and flossing. Regular checkups at our office are also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining proper dental hygiene.
A healthy diet can also be beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and healthy teeth. Examples include foods rich in vitamin B, such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, usually fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry.
Saliva is important to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fibre also encourage saliva production as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth or even pull out dental fillings, so always use caution when deciding whether to chew gum.
Making good diet choices and limiting meal sugar consumption can improve the health of your teeth and gums. At Timothy G. Mahoney DDS in Wetaskiwin, our general dentistry keeps them in great shape. We also offer restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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