All You Need to Know About Dental Care and Nutrition

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If you want a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile, it’s time to start watching what you eat. Nutrition not only improves the look and feel of your body, but it also improves the look and feel of your oral cavity. When you eat the best foods for your smile, your teeth, gums, and underlying bones are strengthened and your chances of tooth decay decrease. If you consciously include these items in your diet every day, you will reach your smile goals in no time:

• Meat
• Cheese
• Milk
• Nuts
• Water
• Firm and crunchy fruits
• Sugar substitutes
• Vegetables
• Sugar-free products

We also ask you to avoid the following foods because they have the potential to harm your oral cavity as well as create pain and discomfort in your teeth, gums, and underlying bone:

• Cake
• Cookies
• Candy, like lollipops, hard candies, and mints
• Muffins
• Bananas
• Potato chips
• Pretzels
• French fries
• Raisins
• Dry fruits
• Bananas
• Cough drops
• Soda
• Sugary juice

As long as you are conscious about the good and bad foods for your smile and you do your best to eat right, that is all that matters. All food is good in moderation, but we do ask that you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly after consuming sugary foods and drinks. If you would like to learn more about nutrition and dental care, please feel free to call our office. We look forward to talking with you!