Diet & Nutrition

Our dentist and team provide counselling on diet and nutrition to improve your health as well as your smile. During your appointment, we will discuss your oral health needs and the type of diet that promotes good long-term health. Call us today at 718-747-0020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tanya Vlacancich and learn more about diet and nutrition in College Point and Whitestone, New York.

Your nutrition not only affects your overall health but has a powerful effect on your oral health as well. For example, too much sugar can increase the risk of tooth decay, and a lack of proper nutrition has been linked to an increased risk of developing oral cancer, defects in the tooth enamel and periodontal disease. Other deficiencies in nutrition can change the levels of bacteria in your mouth, increase the acidity in your mouth and cause a greater buildup of plaque on your teeth.

However, there are also many nutrients that work to keep your teeth and gums healthier and protect against infection and disease. Vitamin A aids in tooth formation, while vitamin B helps keep your teeth, gums and tongue functioning properly.

Each person has a unique metabolism, and the nutrients in certain foods may benefit you more than nutrients in other foods. Our dentist will review your current diet and oral health with you to determine the type of diet and nutrients that will be most beneficial for you, as well as any changes to your eating habits and routines that you may need to make.

There are also a few basic steps you can take to maintain good oral health:

  • Read food labels
  • Limit your intake of foods high in sugars and carbohydrates
  • Eat fresh foods and vegetables
  • Limit your intake of sugary drinks and drink more water
  • Eat foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus
  • Brush after every meal and floss daily

To learn more about nutrition and home care and make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.  

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  • I had scheduled an appointment with Dr. Vlacancich while my usual dentist was on vacation, and the office made time to see me very quickly. I was able to fill out my paperwork online, making the process extremely easy when I arrived at the office. Dr. Vlacancich and her staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and talked me through every step, even fitting me in for a cleaning after my issue was resolved. I can't say enough good things. There was not a single bit of pain, and I will definitely be returning for my next cleaning as well as recommending Dr. Vlacancich to my friends and family.

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  • Dr. Tanya Vlacancich is a gentle, kind, and knowledgeable dentist. My family and I have been going to her for many years & we are very happy!

    - Donna S.

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