Little did you know, a healthy lifestyle can help you have a strong and healthy smile. This is why our dentists, Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, and Kevin Hashemi, strongly recommend staying active and having a healthy and balanced diet. This means you should exercise regularly and try to eat as many tooth-healthy foods as possible as well as avoid tooth-damaging foods regularly. Doing these things can help your teeth and gums immensely. In fact, they can:
-Prevent teeth grinding habits: This is possible because when you’re stressed, you tend to clench your jaw and grind your teeth at night. When you exercise, you release that stress, which can reduce your chances of wearing down and breaking your teeth.
-Keep your teeth healthy and strong: This is possible because when you have a healthy and balanced diet, then your teeth and gums receive the nutrients they need to survive. In addition, some foods can even help you strengthen your tooth enamel, which can help you have a stronger smile. Some foods that are good for your teeth include fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese and yogurt.
-Help you prevent tooth loss: This is possible because when you avoid drinking alcohol, smoking and using tobacco products, you reduce your chances of falling victim to tooth decay, gum disease and even oral cancer. These problems can all cause tooth loss.
Do you have any questions about how to have a healthy smile in San Jose, California? If so, please reach out to AZ Dental at 408-295-1100. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to call our office! Now remember, in addition to having an active and healthy lifestyle, you need to also keep up on oral hygiene and attend your regular checkups regularly. Don’t forget!