As someone who wants to keep their teeth healthy and strong, you probably already know you need to brush, floss and visit the dentist. But did you also know what you eat can affect your enamel, gums and entire oral cavity? Please click through our slide show to see which things are best for your teeth.
In general, the same foods that are good for your overall health – whole foods, fresh produce, no added sugars – are good for your teeth. Minerals and vitamins help maintain strong tooth enamel, which is the protective outer shell around each tooth. Added sugars and processed foods tend to be the worst things for your teeth. The bacteria in your mouth love these sugars, and they feast upon it and produce acid as they do so. It is this acid that causes cavities.
Your routine cleanings at our practice are also important. During these visits, our experienced dental hygienists remove the plaque and tartar on your teeth that isn’t effectively removed with brushing and flossing.
To arrange your next dental appointment, or to learn more about us, please call The Dentists at one of our four office locations: