You probably know already about how good oral hygiene habits and preventative dental care help you take care of your oral health. But did you know about how an essential fat become one of your oral health’s safeguards?
Read on as your dentist in Ballarat shares to you important information about this helpful essential fat: omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 is one of the fatty acids described as essential because the human body needs it to function and work normally. It’s not something that the human body can manufacture; we only get it from certain types of foods we eat.
There are three types of polyunsaturated fat found in omega-3. Those are called ALA (alphalinolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Their fatty acids are found to be helpful in minimising the growth of certain pathogens. The study about omega-3 was conducted at University of Kentucky and they found out that foods rich in omega-3 lower down the amount of disease bacteria by 50%.
One of the most significant traits of omega-3 that they found out in the study is its anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, eating foods rich in omega-3 will make you stronger against oral cancer and gum diseases.
The foods rich in omega-3 are:
cold water fishes
dairy foods like milk and eggs
canola oil (walnuts)
Enhance your diet by including these types of foods in your menu. This will help you improve your oral health. For a complete dental care, don’t forget to always schedule regular dental checkup for a thorough check and cleaning of your teeth, mouth and gums’ overall health. Come and visit CBD Dental Ballarat for a high quality dental service. Call us on (03) 5332 3148 or book online today!