Posted on 7/20/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Dietary fiber is actually shown to fight off some of the tooth decay that a person may be experiencing. When fiber is added to a diet, it actually helps them in many ways and not just for their overall gut health, but also for their gums and teeth. In general, it helps all of your body's organs run more smoothly.
When a diet is lacking in fiber, it can actually accelerate any tooth decay that might be happening inside your mouth.
Your Diet Matters for Your Oral Health
Without enough fiber, a person will likely be dealing with other health issues. Unfortunately, most people do not notice the changes to the teeth and gums at first. Adding a fiber supplement or eating items higher in fiber is the best way to ensure you are improving not only your overall health, but also your oral health.
When a person decides not to, or unable to eat foods that are healthy for them, it can cause them to have poor teeth and gums. This typically leads to tooth loss, which in turn further impacts your oral health. If you are missing teeth, it makes eating certain foods more difficult, or impossible. This can cripple your ability to maintain a healthy diet, which will make it more difficult to get all of the vitamins and nutrients your body, and teeth, require.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of fiber, and how your oral health might be able to benefit from a fiber rich diet, please contact our office today. If you have other dental concerns, such as missing teeth or tooth pain that causes you to avoid eating certain foods, schedule an appointment and let's see what we can do to help restore your ability to eat food properly again.
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