Foods to Improve Your Oral Health

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One important technique for improving your oral health is keeping the right foods off your dinner plate. High concentrations of simple sugars and carbohydrates can bet turned into acids in our mouths capable of damaging tooth enamel. It is important to limit these ingredients in order to keep our teeth safe.

Stop cavities from ever having a chance to form. Here are some foods to improve your oral health:

– Sugarless gum is great for your teeth because studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for longer than twenty minutes can stimulate saliva flow, which can prevent cavities.

– Various foods that contain calcium and phosphorous can re-mineralize teeth and their protection of tooth enamel. These includes cheeses, meats (especially chicken), nuts, and milk.

– Crunchy fruits, such as apples and pears, have been shown to have extra high water content, which can be beneficial for washing away acids and food particles, as well as increase the production of saliva.

– Always eat a variety of foods to ensure a healthy and balanced diet. Try to avoid between-meal snacking and foods that are high in sugar.

To learn about more benefits to protect your teeth or gums, or to book an appointment with Dr. Daniel Sahutske, please contact the office of Oxford Lakes Dental Care at 248-628-2540. We are located in Oxford, Michigan, and look forward to making your oral health fantastic for the entire year and many more to come!


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