10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Periodontal Disease

10 Foods To Avoid If You Have Periodontal Disease
Posted on 06/30/2022

Dr. Rebecca Sowers and her team at West Gate Dental provide amazing dental care in the Lincoln NE area for the entire family. We have a commitment to providing the highest level of care for our patients when it comes to cleaning, evaluating, and treating their teeth. Additionally, we find it important to share educational information so you can take the best care of your teeth on your own, too!

Periodontal Disease is Common but You Can Prevent it!

Periodontal disease is irritation and inflammation of the gums that comes from bacteria in the mouth. When it is in its early stages, periodontal disease can be stalled, but if left untreated, can advance to a severe level. Maintaining consistent and thorough oral hygiene will help prevent periodontal disease, and there are other things you can do, too! For instance, the food we consume can be hard on our teeth, creating an environment more susceptible to worsening periodontal disease. On that note, if you are suffering from or worried about your gum and teeth health, here are 10 foods you should avoid:

Sugar is not so sweet on teeth

It tastes oh so good, but sugar is not good at all for your teeth and should be kept to a minimum. This includes not just sweet treats like candy, but also bread and pasta. This means the following should be only consumed in moderation:

  • Candy, Cakes, Cookies, Etc.
  • White Bread
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter

If It’s Acidic, Get Rid Of It

Acidic food and drink are one of the hardest things on your teeth and gums. For those with periodontal disease, the following can aggravate your condition and slow down treatment:

  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Citrus Fruits and Juices
  • Yogurt

Cold Is Not So Hot

Individuals with periodontal disease likely already deal with some discomfort in their mouth. Because of this, extremely cold items can cause even more pain. This could include:

  • Ice
  • Popsicles / Ice cream

Let West Gate Dental Care For Your Teeth

Watching what we put in our mouths can go a long way toward keeping our teeth and gums healthy. If you are looking for more information on how to manage, treat or avoid periodontal disease, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas, we’d love to meet you! Request an appointment to put your dental health in our capable hands!