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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

Why Am I on a Diet and Getting More Cavities?


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. Boustany
Why Am I on a Diet and Getting More Cavities?Health experts' advice to swap harmful foods for healthier alternatives is often taken to heart. Choose healthy foods for your teeth and your weight loss efforts if you value your waistline and smile.

Foods to Avoid


Snacks high in sugar and carbohydrate should be the first to go if you are trying to lose weight. It would help if you replaced those calorie-free snacks with something more substantial. Fruits and vegetables are a better choice for a snack. To improve your oral health, consider a few things to remember when switching from processed foods to whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

Grapes, grapefruits, and strawberries top the list of most acidic fruits. What is the healthiest food that is worst for your teeth's enamel? Apples! While eating an apple daily may help prevent illness, it could increase the need for dental work.

Salads are another common addition to healthy diets. Think about the ingredients before you eat those salads. Most salad dressings contain both vinegar and sugar. These make a salad exceedingly acidic and can shift your mouth's pH from alkaline (excellent for teeth and gums) to acidic (risky for erosion and damage).

Diet soda comes in last. While there may be fewer calories, the acidity remains unchanged. Although you may be able to reduce your calorie intake, you are still placing your teeth in danger of decay. Do not cut out any of these items from your diet. To reduce the amount of time your teeth are exposed to acid after eating certain things, you need only change your post-meal routine.

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We can discuss your diet in greater detail during your appointment with our Dental Implant and Periodontal Specialists. When necessary, we may suggest changing your regular dental care practice or offering a substance to help strengthen your teeth.
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