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Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

Providence Preventive Dentistry When people in the Las Vegas area think of diet and oral health, they commonly think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these detrimental sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the trouble.

The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Las Vegas and NW Las Vegas.

If your body is lacking in important nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These dangerous infections can lead to gum disease.

A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.

While this is an excellent resource, vital dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call Providence Dental at 702-852-2244 and schedule a check-up with dentist Steven Do to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.

When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our convenient staff about innovative cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic dental smile makeovers and same day restorations.

At Providence Dental, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.

 

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

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7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166