The health benefits of a high fiber diet is well known, and although there are various pills and supplements available to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, they are not as healthy as the natural fiber you get from eating foods like fruits, vegetable, nuts, and beans. Aside from being high in fiber, they foods contain a variety of nutrients that are essential for your general health.
But in order to eat healthy foods like these, you are going to need a strong set of teeth. Foods that are high in fiber require a lot of chewing, for which healthy teeth are a must. Here at Westwood Dental Smiles, we know that your oral health is directly connected to your general health. Los Angeles is a very health conscious city, so we make it our goal to keep your teeth healthy so that you can keep the rest of your body healthy.
The Benefits of Fiber
Healthy fiber from food has been linked to a number of health benefits. These are only a few:
Regulates Blood Sugar – One of the greatest benefits of fiber is its ability to slow your body’s absorption of sugar, which helps control the amount of sugar that makes it into your bloodstream.
Heart Health – Studies have shown that those with a diet high in fiber have a 40% less chance of developing heart disease. Research suggests that high-fiber diets also decrease your chances of stroke.
Weight Loss – High fiber diets have also been shown to help in weight loss. Part of this is because fiber helps regulate your body’s intake of sugar and carbohydrates, but eating fiber also makes you feel full, satisfying your hunger, so you will eat less.
Digestive Health – Fiber has been shown to aid in a variety of digestive ailments, like irritable bowel syndrome, kidney stones and gallstones, and diverticulitis. It can even decrease your chance of getting hemorrhoids.
The Problem of Missing Teeth
As we mentioned before, you need a healthy set of teeth in order to chew foods are high in fiber. So if you are missing teeth, or have teeth that are unhealthy, then chewing can be difficult and even painful. When chewing becomes difficult, you will be more likely to choose softer foods that are low in healthy fiber, making you more susceptible to the variety of general health ailments.
As you can see, tooth loss is more than a simple cosmetic issue, it has a very real and significant impact on how you feel, as well as how you look. Thankfully, Westwood Dental Smiles provides the quality dental care to remedy your missing teeth woes.
The Dental Implant Solution
Dental implants are just the thing you need to keep your smile whole and healthy. They are as close as you can to growing a new set of teeth. Dentures, both partial and full, are a reasonable form of tooth replacement, but they are not as effective as implants. You have to watch what you eat with dentures because they have a tendency to come loose and fall out. s a result, vigorous chewing can be problematic.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed directly into your jaw, where they will bond with the bone and form a new, synthetic root. A realistic crown is attached to the titanium post, so your tooth replacement looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Since they are anchored to your jaw, implants have the stability to chew as vigorously as you need to. High fiber foods are no problem for dental implants!
Painless Dentistry at Westwood Dental Smiles
If you feel you would benefit from dental implants, but are intimidated or frightened by such a dental procedure, the let us ease your mind. Our office in LA provides the most modern and state-of-the-art forms of sedation and anesthetics to make your dental work as comfortable and painfree as possible.
We offer nitrous oxide to relieve mild dental anxiety, and oral and IV sedation for more severe anxiety. When it comes to numbing anesthetic, we use a painless delivery technique simply called The Wand. The Wand use digital technology and computer assistance to slowly and painlessly deliver just the right amount of numbing agent to your gums.
So don’t let dental anxiety keep you from getting the implants you need to stay healthy by eating foods that are high in fiber. At Westwood Dental Smiles we know how to take care of you and keep you comfortable for a pleasant dental experience.
Make An Appointment
Don’t put it off any longer. We can help you stay healthy by keeping your teeth healthy. Even if you don’t need implants, you need professional cleanings and examinations to make sure you don’t need them in the future.
Contact Westwood Dental Smiles today to make an appointment.