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Nutritional Counseling

How the food you eat can affect the teeth you use to chew it.

The food you ingest is not only vital to your entire body’s development and function but also to you oral health. Eating habits and food choices are important factors among children and teens that affect how quickly they may develop tooth decay. Adults are also susceptible to these diseases. According to theAmerican Dietetic Association (ADA) nutrition and oral health are intrinsically related. Malnutrition affects the entire immune system, causing an increase in the susceptibility to develop many disorders. To have the benefits of a good oral health you need to have good nutrition practices. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the importance of balanced meals with plenty of vitamins and minerals, regular and conscious hygienic habits and bi-annual visits to our office for the prevention and intervention of diseases.

The Andrade Dental Family is strongly committed to enhancing the overall health of our patients and community by improving dental health and providing nutritional counseling.  In addition, we are currently sponsoring the development of a health-centered science curriculum at Santiago High School in Garden Grove that will establish healthy habits in our community’s young adults.

What can you do to help your oral health?

  • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day and between meals.
  • Limit your snacks to nutritious foods that are low in sugar.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste that has the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque under the gums and between teeth.
  • Schedule regular dental visits for checkups and cleanings.