Nutrition

Nutrition encompasses the micro- (vitamins and minerals) and macro- (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) nutrients needed by the cells in your body to stay healthy and function well. Your nutritional intake (the food you eat) is directly related to your oral health.

Functional Nutrition and Oral Health

Functional Nutrition and Oral Health

Functional nutrition can positively influence oral health with a balanced and nutritious diet. A diet lacking proper nutrients makes your teeth and gums more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. 

Diet and nutrition affect the health of the tissues in the mouth, and the health of the mouth affects your entire body.

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Best Foods for Oral Health

Best Foods for Oral Health

The best foods for oral health provide a variety of nutrients that promote healthy teeth and gums. When you eat or drink, the environment in your mouth becomes acidic as part of your body’s natural digestive process. Bacteria that live in the mouth break down sugars, flours, and starches while you eat and drink and produce acid, lowering the pH levels of the mouth. Therefore, following a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods, calcium-rich foods, and whole grains is optimal for maintaining a healthy smile and body.

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Doctor Staci Whitman is a Functional and Holistic Kids’ Dentist in North Portland, Oregon. She is the founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry, where she takes a whole-body, holistic, and functional approach with her patients. Her dentistry/practice is grounded by science and powered by love.

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