When people in the San Francisco area think of diet and oral health, they ordinarily think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these detrimental sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the problem.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Daly City and Pacifica.
If your body is lacking in critical nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These harmful infections can lead to gum disease.
A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
While this is an excellent resource, important dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-763-8794 and schedule a check-up with Dr. Kenneth Hovden to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.
When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our professional staff about industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures such as smile redesigns and same day restorations.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.
Dr. Kenneth Hovden
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City California