Which Foods and Drinks Can Benefit Your Teeth and Gums?

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Did you know that the foods and drinks we consume play one of the largest roles in the look and function of our teeth? Did you know that just as there are foods that can increase your risk for various ailments such as tooth decay and gum disease, there are also foods that can decrease your risk? Although brushing and flossing are always your best methods for protecting your teeth, eating a healthy diet can also benefit your smile.

Your smile is dependent upon not taking risks that can put it in constant danger. This includes eating sugary foods all the time and constantly trying to bite or chew through excessively hard or tough foods. However, some hard and sugary foods can keep your mouth clean as long as you exercise caution when biting through them. This includes apples and pears, which are crunchy and have a high water content. They can help wash away harmful acids and plaque buildup.

Some foods contain minerals that can strengthen our tooth enamel. These minerals include calcium and phosphorus. When consumed as part of a balanced diet, your tooth enamel can actually re-mineralize for stronger support in the future. Foods high in calcium and phosphorus include meats such as chicken, various cheeses, milk, and a wide variety of nuts.

No matter which oral health care treatment you desire, Dr. Pallavi Rakesh and our team at Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist will make sure that your teeth are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Alpharetta, Georgia, please contact us at 678-562-1555. A healthy smile is a happy smile!