March - The Month Of Nutrition

Montevallo AL Dentist OfficeDid you know there's a direct link between what you eat and the health of your teeth? What you put into your mouth is not only good or bad for your body, but it can also affect your teeth and mouth as well. If you're aware of this, this is good news for your mouth.

March is the month of nutrition in the United States. It's a time when schools and medical professionals focus on the education and celebration of food. There are so many good and good for you foods available to you. Foods that are good for you are typically found around the perimeter of the grocery store. Foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and dairy items are usually stored and displayed along the perimeter walls of every grocery store.

As a general rule of thumb, foods displayed on the exterior of the grocery store are filled with nutrients and vitamins necessary for a healthy body and mouth. Foods around the perimeter of your grocery store are healthier than the processed and packaged foods found in the middle aisles. When you choose fresh foods it helps you better control sodium and fat intake in your diet.

Here are some foods that will pack the most punch for the health of your teeth: cheese, yogurt, leafy greens, apples, carrots, celery and almonds. It's good to know that some the most delicious foods our earth has to offer us, are some of the healthiest to put into our bodies.

Take time to enjoy the good foods you eat with the friends and family you love most this month. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, Dr. Shunnarah wants to wish you a happy spring. Book your appointment with us today.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry