• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • October 1, 2020

Your mouth is the gateway to your body!

And what you put in can affect all aspects of your health including oral health. Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health that your body will thank you for.

Limit Sugar! 

Lollies, soft drink, chocolate and ice-cream! Why is it that everything that tastes so good is so bad for you?

Well, the answer is it’s not…… In moderation.

You don’t have to cut sugar completely; your body still requires sugars!

Just not the refined sugars that you find in highly processed foods. Refined sugars can cause damage to your teeth, increase your risk of cancer and may even alter your mood. That’s not to say you must cut refined sugar completely there is no harm in indulging in a sweet every now and then but try and swap out some refined products for substitutes.

Here are some options:

Refined Snack Substitute
Milk Chocolate

Lollies

Soft Drinks

Ice Cream

White Rice

Sugar in tea

Dark Chocolate

Pineapple or other fruits

Sugar-free Soft Drink

Jelly

Brown Rice

Honey in tea

By making small changes to your sugar consumption and steering clear of refined sugars your body will thank you and it will do wonders for your oral health.

Drink Water

Water is the best!

Considering nearly 60% of your body is made up of it, it’s important you keep to the recommended 8 glasses a day, especially if you live in a hot climate.

Depending on where you live tap water can contain fluoride which will strengthen your teeth and clean your mouth at the same time. Water also keeps your skin looking healthy, helps digestion and even can boost your energy. That’s why it’s hard to believe some Aussies don’t consume the recommended water intake.

Not consuming enough water can lead to you feeling lethargic, agitated and can even alter your mood. That is why it is best to keep up water consumption.

 Little Steps:

When you think about it oral health is really the starting point to good overall health. If you make sure to limit your refined sugar intake by substituting high processed foods with healthy alternatives and maintain your water consumption you will be well on your way to achieving excellent oral and overall health!