The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has just released a free e-booklet to help inform dental patients about the latest research on foods that promote oral health, along with recipes that incorporate these healty food ingredients for patients to try.
The AACD reports that recent studies have shown that what dental patients eat can have both a positive and negative impact on their oral health.
The Academy decided to help consumers identify foods that are good for the teeth and gums by creating the Recipes for a Healthier Smile e-booklet.
The free e-booklet features breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert recipes using fruits, vegetables, grains, and other ingredients experts have identified as “super-smile” foods.
There are also tips on foods that can play havoc with teeth such as soda, dark berries and dried fruits, as well as a list of healthful ingredients and their specific benefits.
Dr. Shawn Frawley, AACD member and Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, is a gourmet cook who worked together with nutritionist and health coach Karen Krchma to create these healthy, easy-to-make recipes for the AACD to make available for dental patients.
Dr. Frawley explained that “The teeth and gums mirror what’s going on in the rest of your body. Therefore, what you consume influences the health of your smile.”
For more on this story see: Free e-Booklet: Recipes for a Healthier Smile