Promote Healthy Teeth With Good Nutrition

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When it comes to dental health, it should come as no surprise that what we put into our body is just as important as brushing and flossing. Good nutrition and eating habits are vital to having a healthy smile. So keep these tips in mind to help support the health of your teeth.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Water is the best beverage choice when it comes to your dental health. Not only does the fluoride in water help to make teeth more resistant to the acid that causes cavities but it also is great for rinsing your mouth after eating and drinking other beverages.

Bite Into Some Crunchy Fruits & Vegetables

Snacking on some crisp carrots and enjoying the crunch of a fresh apple aren’t only delicious and nutritions snack options to keep hunger at bay but their high water and fiber content are great for your teeth. Fresh fruits and veggies are also great for increasing your saliva production and washing way away foot particles and the acids that cause tooth decay.

Dairy for the Win

Milk is also a great choice in beverages as it is love in sugar and full of calcium. Coffees and dark colored beverages like wine contain tannins that can stay our teeth so milk has the added benefit of not causing any concerns when it comes to staining.

Cheese and yogurt are also great options from the dairy family as they are full of calcium and protein which can help strengthen our teeth.

Packed With Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a mineral that is great for strong teeth and is found in eggs, fish, lean meat, nuts and beans. So many great options to help strengthen your dental game!

When thinking of keeping your teeth and gums healthy, looking at the big picture is key. Combining good nutrition with a sold dental hygiene routine are a winning combination for good dental health. Preventing tooth decay goes a long way in warding off future dental and health issues. If you haven’t been in for a check-up lately, give us a call at 248-852-3130 to schedule your next visit.

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