When people in the Detroit area think of diet and oral health, they often think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these dangerous sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the trouble.
The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Allen Park and Taylor.
If your body is lacking in important nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These dangerous 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, essential dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Szalai & Szalai DDS at 313-367-1151 and schedule a check-up with Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai 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 caring and professional staff about innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic dental smile makeovers and same day restorations.
At Szalai & Szalai DDS, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.
Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai
Szalai & Szalai DDS
5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park Michigan