Did you know that as soon as you put food or liquid into your mouth, the digestion process begins? Your teeth, gums and tongue are the first part of digestion. WHAT you eat affects not only your body, but also has a direct affect on your teeth and gums.
Your Lagging Digestion Could be Negatively Affecting Your Oral Health
Do you feel bloated after eating? Do you have frequent reflux? Do you feel poor several hours after eating? Are you frequently looking for a snack to give you some quick energy? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? All of these symptoms are signs that the digestion is likely not functioning properly, and/or the foods you are eating are not agreeing with you. As your digestion has a direct effect on your teeth (poor digestion makes the mouth more acidic, which leads to tooth decay), Dr. Wall is very concerned about WHAT you are ingesting, HOW you are digesting WHAT you are ingesting, and HOW WELL you are absorbing what you are digesting
During your first visit, you will answer many questions about your digestion. Dr. Wall will use your responses to gauge your level of digestion and how it relates to your oral health. Appropriate changes will be recommended.
Please visit the Weston Price Foundation for more information about what Dr. Wall considers a healthy diet
Take Care of Your Mouth, and Your Stomach Will Thank You!
Dental Solutions, Inc., recommends that all children and adults take care of their teeth regularly by:
- Eating healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables are excellent tools to helping your teeth stay strong and cleaner.
- Chewing food slowly and trying not to gulp down large bites.
- Getting all dental problems (e.g., bleeding gums, cavities, plaque build-up, misaligned bite, dry mouth, TMJ, ill-fitting crowns or fillings, non-functioning dentures) treated or remedied as soon as possible.
- Using a mouthwash that is alcohol-free.