Posted on 3/20/2019 by Rho Family Dentistry
|At first glance, eating daily fresh fiber seems to be something that you do for your body, and not your mouth. However, research has shown that eating dietary fiber daily is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your teeth and mouth. Want to hear more? Keep reading for more information.
Healthy Daily Fiber
Research shows that a healthy daily fiber intake lowers the amount of acid in the digestive system, which means that there is less of a chance you have acid in your mouth and throat. Many people have problems with acid reflux, which means there is acid in your throat and mouth. By eating fiber, you reduce the amount of acids in your throat or mouth, which means you have less of a chance that acids are eating away at your tooth enamel and causing problems.
Eating healthy fiber also means that your risk of cancers, including throat and mouth cancer is reduced as well. Mouth and throat cancers are difficult cancers to treat, so your best bet is to maintain a healthy diet and lower your risk.
Also, eating fiber daily helps your teeth rid themselves of acids and sugars that could damage the tooth enamel, and cause tooth decay or even tooth loss. Fiber acts like a sponge to soak up sugars, bacteria and acids that live in your mouth, which decreases your risk of cavities.
Not only is fiber good for your mouth, it is good for your whole body by allowing your digestive tract to function normally. Fiber keeps everything moving along the digestive tract, and that's a good thing. As part of a healthy dental plan of teeth brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups, eating healthy makes your mouth healthy in the long run.
If you have questions about eating well for a healthy mouth, call us or make an appointment with us today. We can answer any questions you might have about your dental health.