Many people are aware that acidic beverages can affect the strength and feel of their tooth enamel. Even in the short-term you might feel a change in the surface texture after consuming a strongly acidic drink.
However, there are other nutritional factors that can also have a long-term impact on the strength of your teeth and the overall health of your mouth. Malnutrition, low caloric intake and certain lifestyle habits can leave you increasingly susceptible to problems with tooth decay, periodontal disease and oral infections.
Carbohydrate-rich foods, sweets and foods with a high amount of natural sugar are known to contribute to the production of oral plaque acids. Over time a persistent acidic environment can develop in the mouth, which is capable of demineralizing tooth enamel and lead to problems with tooth decay.
Fortunately, the routine dental checkups at Ortiz Dental San Diego include a comprehensive oral examination for early detection of common oral health maladies. If our dentist notices a problem with the strength of your teeth or the health of your gums, he can help you understand your treatment and preventive care options.
If Dr. Martin Ortiz feels it is warranted he might also provide you with some nutritional tips to help improve your diet while also helping you to maintain a healthy mouth.
If you have an oral health concern and you are in the San Diego, California area, you should call 760-757-5037 to set up an appointment at Ortiz Dental San Diego.