Why Are Nutritious Foods Important for Your Smile?

If your first thought was, “Because they’re good for your teeth!” then you’re partly right. Certain vitamins and minerals are beneficial for your teeth. But really, the answer to that question is much broader than that. Eating nutritious foods helps you support your overall health, improving your quality of life in a wide range of areas.

This articlehighlights some of the health problems that a nutritious diet can help you protect against. They include:

  • Heart disease
  • Bone loss
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Certain types of cancers

So, while all of this might not affect your oral health directly, the implicit recognition is that every aspect of your health—from your smile to the rest of your body—is connected, and that benefits in one area can spread to others as well. As result, taking steps to improve one area may also help you in others.

But of course, a healthy diet is no substitute for great brushing and flossing, or regular dental checkups. To ensure that you’re enjoying optimal oral and overall health, we recommend a combined lifestyle of great nutrition and great oral care.

To learn more about the connection between nutrition and oral health, as well as overall health, call Stonebriar Smile Design to reserve your next visit. Dr. Wade and her friendly teamwould be happy to help you assess and improve your oral health. Our Frisco office offers excellent cosmeticand wellnessservices to help patients from Plano, McKinney, Allen, Dallas, and The Colony achieve optimal oral health.

Call us todayto schedule your appointment with Dr. Wade.