Can Being Gluten Free Help Your Smile?

A new research study found that patients with a gluten intolerance or sensitivity have tooth enamel issues.

Here at Murray Schools Family dental, your Beaverton dental office of choice, we strive to stay up to date with the latest health industry news. A recent study proved that gluten can cause the human body to produce more of an immune reaction against the proteins in the body. The main proteins that produce enamel on the teeth.

We know that lack of tooth enamel can leads to many oral health problems and extensive issues including cavities, tooth decay, and even premature tooth loss. Gluten proteins can negatively impact a person’s oral health.

We have patients that are gluten free and ask how that can impact their health.

The truth is every person is different. And although we are not dietitians we know that what you put in your mouth can affect your overall health. Here are our favorite gluten free foods.

Quinoa
Quinoa is a South American seed found in Peru. It is part of the grass family. Many people put quinoa in the grain category, because of its similar flavor. Quinoa has high protein and therefore is a great food for your teeth. It can help build up the a strong tooth enamel.

Buckwheat Noodles
If you love stir fry, buckwheat noodles are a great addition You can use 100% buckwheat noodles all the time when ever you make pasta.

They have a smooth texture but they are hardy and will fill you up. Buckwheat noodles go good with spicy foods and can mix well into salads and other casseroles.

Lettuce Wraps

If you want to be completely gluten-free, through the carbs out the door and avoid the rice patties. Instead take romaine lettuce and wrap your fillings, similar to a taco shell. But lettuce as wrap is much healthier and way easier to digest.

There are many alternative foods to regular gluten foods by eating a gluten-free diet you will feel healthy and happy plus your teeth will improve.

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