Oral Health And “Natural” Care

If you’re someone who prefers to take a natural approach to caring for your body, we applaud your efforts and understand that navigating your options may be challenging at times. You may also find yourself feeling inundated with a lot of information that seems as though it might not be entirely reliable. For instance, perhaps you have friends who insist natural, fluoride-free toothpaste is the only healthy option for your oral health. Maybe you wonder if natural is always good for your smile or if sometimes, it carries certain risks. We are happy to help you make some sense of a few major areas, so you’re making good choices for your smile.

Aren’t Natural Foods All Good For My Teeth?

Most of the whole, natural foods you find at your local grocery store are indeed healthy for you and, thanks to their vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, offer some benefits to your oral health. With that said, remember that most things come with benefits and drawbacks. Here’s what you should remember:

  • Foods that are full of sugars (even natural sugars) promote tooth decay
  • Foods that are acidic in nature promote acid erosion of your teeth
  • You may eat and drink whatever you wish, provided that you wash your smile off with water and brush after you eat them to minimize possible damage

Isn’t Fluoride-Free, Natural Toothpaste Best?

It isn’t. Natural toothpaste is wonderful, provided that it contains fluoride (a naturally occurring mineral). If you were to eat an entire tube of toothpaste, the fluoride would certainly cause a problem for you. If you use the suggested amount, you’re making a safe, beneficial choice for your oral health.

Make Natural Living Work For Your Smile

Choosing natural ingredients and whole foods is always good for you, as long as you’re making careful choices for yourself and your smile. Contact Absolute Dental Care today to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.