Great News! Making smarter and healthier food choices not only helps your heart and your overall health, it can actually give you healthier teeth and gums.
Yes there is a connection between the foods you eat and the overall health of your teeth and gums. We all know that eating less sugar is good for our teeth, but who would have thought that choosing whole grains is good too?
A fourteen year study (according to ‘RealAge’) reported that men who chose whole grains were twenty-three percent less likely to develop gum disease. The group seeing the most extreme benefit ate up to three and half servings a day – that is just two slices of 100% whole wheat bread, half-cup brown rice and a cup of granola. That little whole grain is easy to work into our diets and wonderful to reap the benefits.
Whole grains make our hearts healthier and our blood sugar levels healthier, and for people with diabetes this study found that lower blood sugar levels puts you at less risk for gum disease. Healthy gums are vital to your overall health, and we invite you to talk with us, visit our website and do your own research to find out all the reasons why. In addition, learn the tips on all the ways you can improve your gum health and your overall oral health.
We are committed to helping our patients learn how to have a healthy, beautiful, smile that will last a lifetime!
Thank you for being our patient!
Dr. Robert Powell