When people think of diet and dental health, they may think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. It’s true that sugars can lead to tooth decay. But at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we remind you that soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.
Too many American diets are low in nutrition. If your body lacks vital nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These dangerous infections can lead to gum disease.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
At Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we want all our patients to have excellent dental health. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!