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Your Teeth: What Foods Can Help

As you may know, certain foods can harm your pearly whites. For instance, foods and drinks like soda and candy can damage your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, did you know that there are several foods that could actually help your teeth?

For instance, did you know that chewing on an apple could benefit your teeth as well as keep your doctor away? Chewing apples, as well as other crisp fruits and vegetables, can actually increase your saliva flow, which helps negate acids. Negating these acids can actually protect your enamel. Salvia can also carry bad bacteria and excess food particles from your teeth.

Dairy products such as yogurt, whole milk, and cheese can also help your teeth. These foods provide calcium and protein, which strengthen your teeth. They also act as a base, essentially creating an environment where bad bacteria will struggle to grow.

Leafy greens are another food that can benefit your teeth. These are full of vitamins and minerals, which can strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. They also contain folic acid, which has been used to treat gum disease in pregnant woman. Almonds also offer a number of the same benefits.

If you have more questions about foods you should consider adding to your diet, please don’t hesitate to give Desert Dental Group a call at (520) 201-1717. Our dentist, Dr. Brett M. Barney, and our team will answer any questions you have and offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!