Teeth whitening news: Diet ‘has an impact on oral health’
Dental patients who are contemplating London teeth whitening could be interested to hear that dietary habits can have an impact on oral health, according to an expert.
Consumption of high levels of acid, which is found in energy drinks and wine, could cause erosion of the teeth's protective layer of enamel.
Professor Robin Seymour, a peridontologist and spokesperson for Dentyl Active, addressed a link between modern diets and an increase in dental health problems.
He stated that consuming food and drink containing high levels of acid "causes a chemical loss of minerals to the tooth enamel, causing it to erode".
However, eating some foods could prove to be beneficial to overall oral health, Professor Seymour remarked.
Diets containing antioxidants and omega-3 oils are found to offer protection to the gums from harmful bacterial plaque.
The importance of a healthy smile has been highlighted by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Results from a recent survey conducted by the organisation revealed that 56 per cent of respondents think a nice smile is the most attractive quality in a prospective partner.