The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition. If your body is lacking in important nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease. We’ll use this post from Victor H. Burdick Jr. DDS in Littleton CO to explain.
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.
This means our health standards have changed, and so must our dental health standards. Remember: overall health and oral health are connected, so regular brushing and flossing, along with a healthy diet, are absolutely crucial to a long, fruitful life.
At Victor H. Burdick Jr. DDS in Littleton CO, we want all our patients to have good dental and overall health. Patients from Ken Caryl, Englewood, and Centennial come to us for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!