If you want to maintain a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, then it’s best to keep up on oral hygiene and attend your routine cleanings and checkups every six months. Another thing our Smiles Dental team recommends that you do is have a healthy and balanced diet. However, we understand that that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure what foods and drinks are healthy for your smile, which is why we are happy to help you! Dr. Dr. J. Lee Sharp and Dr. Quinn Martin and our team recommend including the following things in your diet:
-Dairy: Dairy products, like cheese, milk, plain yogurt, calcium-fortified tofu, leafy greens, and almonds, are beneficial for your teeth because of their high amounts of calcium and other nutrients. The helpful nutrients strengthen and nourish your teeth and fight off tooth decay.
-Protein: Protein-rich foods are great products to eat because they contain phosphorus. Phosphorus can protect and rebuild tooth enamel. So, it’s best to eat foods like meat, poultry, fish, and eggs.
-Fruits and vegetables: Because fruits and vegetables are high in water and fiber, they are good choices for your teeth. They happen to balance the sugars in your mouth and they help clean your smile. Fruits and vegetables also help you produce saliva, which is beneficial because saliva washes your teeth and frees them from harmful particles.
-Water: Water is the best drink to consume, so please avoid drinking sugary products and drink as much water as possible.
For more information and details about tooth-healthy foods in Roseburg, Oregon, please call our office at 541.673.3552. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist if you have any concerns about your oral health. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!