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Your Diet and Your Teeth

Your mouth is the gateway for which almost everything enters into your body. Your food and beverage choices are what have a huge impact on your health and your life, yet it goes far beyond just your general health. Many people overlook the fact that their diets affect their teeth. They are concerned with the numbers on the scale, cholesterol numbers, and what their doctors tell them about their diets – yet understanding how your diet affects your teeth is a huge component to your overall health. Many diseases actually stem directly from the mouth, and even more are made worse by dietary choices. Diabetes, heart disease, liver failure, miscarriage, and preterm labor are all directly linked to the oral health, therefore, making wise dietary choices is essential for your quality of life. 

Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease and it affects millions of adults in the United States each year – yet it is entirely preventable. While brushing the teeth twice a day and flossing daily are essential components to maintaining good oral health, eating a healthy diet is also an essential component. There are millions of bacteria living inside your mouth on any given day. These bacteria are there to help breakdown particles left behind after eating and drinking in order to help keep the mouth clean. However, in their endeavors to clean they mouth, they begin producing acids to assist them. It is these acids that will eventually cause cavities and tooth decay if they are not flossed and brushed away on a regular basis.

The bacteria in the mouth are most attracted to the sugars in foods that you eat. This causes a large number of bacteria to congregate around sugary particles, in turn causing an abundance of acids to be directed at specific places inside the mouth. Once these acids take care of the sugary particles, they continue to breakdown anything that is in their path – which just happens to be your tooth enamel and gum tissue. By limiting the amount of sugar that you consume, you are limiting the amount of acids that are produced inside your mouth and the damage that they will create.

At Green Dental of Alexandria, we want to partner with our patients to achieve optimal oral health, and we understand the direct relationship between your diet and your overall health. We will be happy to help you create a diet plan that is healthy for your teeth and your entire body. Call us today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725



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Based on 85 reviews

Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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