Going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience for those who have had to undergo judgment and painful procedures. Choosing the right dentist and making changes to your lifestyle can restore your oral health. These preventative choices can make going to Park Slope Family Dentistry about pleasant routine cleanings instead of the dreaded root canals and fillings.
Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
Sugar has long been the villain of healthy teeth. However, there’s a reason most westerners can’t seem to stop eating it; glucose fuels the body and brain. If you eliminate refined sugars from sweets, you’re going to need to get sugar from somewhere. So, turn to nature’s supply: fruit. Sugar from fruit is NOT bad. Sugar from fruit comes packaged with infinite other nutrients and antioxidants that help your body heal and rejuvenate.
Get More Sunlight
It may surprise you, but one of the vitamins essential for healthy teeth is Vitamin D. Most people with modern lifestyles are deficient in Vitamin D due to scares about skin cancer, sedentary living, and working indoors. The next time you have some time out of the office, take a walk outside, expose your body to sunlight, and replenish your Vitamin D levels. Make this a habit and your teeth with thank you.
Eat Less Food Containing Phytic Acid
Legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds come with phytic acid, which prevents mineral absorption. However, you should not altogether eliminate them from your diet. On the contrary, they contain many other vital nutrients vital for your health. Instead, consume them in a way that the phytic acid is neutralized. Neutralizing it can be achieved by soaking and sprouting them or fermenting them. Sprouting and fermenting may sound complicated, but it is quite simple. For example, sourdough is made from fermented grain, so choose this or sprouted grain bread.
Do your teeth a favor by incorporating these changes into your diet and lifestyle.