Whether weight loss or a nicer smile is your ultimate goal, taking care of one will often lead to taking care of both. It is important to realize that you are taking care of your body as a whole, and that each element will surely intertwine.
Teeth Come FirstYour teeth are the first obstacle that food encounters as you are eating, and this means that food plays a massive role in your tooth and gum health. To keep your teeth healthy, you need to eat foods that are healthy as well. Tooth enamel is enhanced with calcium rich foods such as are found in dairy products and greens, and foods with phosphorus (largely in meat products).
These foods, you'll find, also play a large role in healthy dieting. These foods reinforce the enamel but also work hand in hand with supporting bone and organ health within your body as well. Tea is also good for your teeth (skipping the sugar and creams), and also boost your metabolism, making fat melt off.
Crunchy foods like apples and carrots are also incredibly good for your teeth, while also making a healthy diet sweeter and tastier. Taking care of your teeth also means potentially limiting or eradicating certain acidic or sweet foods, like coffee or candies, which also benefits you along your weight loss journey.
Losing weight involves many of the same elements that take care of your teeth. Inadvertently or not, you may be doing a little bit of everything! If you follow strict guidelines to keep your teeth and gums healthy as can be, you may find that you've dropped a size or two in the process.
Who knows? Maybe by the end of your weight loss journey, you'll have a fantastic new smile to go along with it, bright and strong.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about weight losses effects on your oral health.