Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? As this month comes to a close and we welcome April, we would like to take a quick look at how you can protect your nutritional intake by taking good care of your oral health. Surprised to learn that proper dental care can actually have an effect on your ability to receive sufficient nutrients, vitamins, and minerals? Think about it for a moment – you use your mouth to chew and consume foods and drinks. When your smile is in need of help, nutritional intake may fall by the wayside. Consider a couple helpful suggestions.
Repair Damaged Teeth
Is your oral health in decline because of damaged teeth? Keep in mind that all forms of damage are included here, whether we’re discussing an uncomfortable cavity that requires treatment or a broken tooth. Anything that causes you to change your dietary choices or to avoid chewing can have a negative impact on your nutritional intake. As a result, we suggest you schedule a visit, so we may repair your smile with restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, root canal treatment, or otherwise.
Replace Missing Teeth
Beyond a smile that needs a fix here and there is a smile with missing teeth. If you are missing just one tooth, this can dramatically impact your nutritional intake. An open spot in your smile (or multiple!) results in difficulty chewing certain foods, difficult daily hygiene, an unbalanced bite that may not break down food with the same efficiency, and frustration. What follows may include a limited diet. Speak with us about improving your oral health with tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures.