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A great diet does wonders for your waistline. Combined with consistent exercise and other healthy habits, what you eat will play a huge role in the shape of your body.

But did you know that there’s a direct link between the health of your teeth and what you eat? The link isn’t always clear, which is our team here at Scott Thompson, DMD in Essex Junction, Vermont, put this post together. Let’s look at the connection.

Impacts appearance

First and foremost, the food you eat will have an impact on the appearance of your teeth. Consuming a lot of food and drink with strong, acidic colors can discolor your teeth rather quickly. Coffee, tea, and beets are good examples of this. Avoiding – or carefully limiting – those types of foods will do wonders to your teeth be more healthy.

Enamel health

The other aspect of your tooth health that depends largely on your diet is the health of your enamel. Enamel is the hard outer layer of our teeth, and it protects them from infection, disease, and decay. However, a lot foods in our everyday diets contain strong acids that will erode enamel over time. That’s why using an enamel-restoring toothpaste, or fluoride, is a great choice if you’re looking to make a big improvement to your oral health.

While you may not think of it right away, there are some pretty notable relationships between your diet and your teeth health. If you need more information, or simply need to schedule a cleaning, call us today at 802-879-7811.