Did you know, healthy teeth need healthy foods? Having a healthy diet can improve the health of your teeth. Many people know and understand healthy foods are great for the body but have yet to realize that some foods can improve your oral health, too.
Our dentist, Dr. Thomas Ouellette in Denver, Colorado, cares about your oral health and is happy to give you this information on how healthy foods can help your teeth.
The best food choices for your oral health begins with proteins and calcium. For example, nuts, chicken or other meats, cheese, and even milk can play an indispensable role in maintaining positive oral health. Calcium is used by your body to remineralize teeth. Proteins provide healthy vitamins and nutrients that are needed for your smile and your overall body to be healthy too.
Other food choices to keep in mind for your teeth include crunchy or firm foods like apples, pears, and vegetables. These food choices are exceptional because they contain healthy minerals and nutrients. They also provide high water content which can counteract the effects of sugars and they increase saliva production inside your mouth. Saliva neutralizes acids in your mouth that could potentially damage your teeth, which is why the production of saliva is so essential. Sugarless gum is a useful tool when it comes to increasing your saliva.
The best drink to consume is water. Many towns and cities have fluoridated water, which helps fight cavities and strengthen teeth. Always try to avoid drinks that are high in sugars like sodas, lemonade, and any coffees or teas that are contain sugar if you want a healthy, beautiful smile.
If you need help with keeping your smile healthy, or if you feel it’s time to see a dentist for your dental checkup, please call us today at 303.296.1402 to make an appointment. Your oral health is important to us, and we are proud to help you maintain it.