Eating right is essential for optimum oral health. Did you know that some foods are healthy for your tooth enamel? Listed below are some oral health benefits of healthy foods:
– Keeping your teeth clean after meals is imperative because you cannot always eat healthy foods all the time. However, brushing your teeth after meals can be hazardous to your teeth, as they are in a sensitive state at this time, so instead, try using sugarless gum or mouthwash to help keep your smile clean.
– Keeping your tooth enamel strong is vital for a healthy mouth, so look for foods that contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which can help toughen your enamel, including cheeses, nuts, milk, and various types of meats, such as chicken.
– Saliva has natural acid-fighting properties making it an outstanding tool to use to improve your oral health, so eat foods that can stimulate saliva production in your mouth, including many types of chewy and watery snacks.
– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples or pears have been shown to be effective at washing away bacteria and harmful acids in your mouth.
If you are looking to improve your smile with healthy eating habits or require a dental cleaning at Smile Dental Studio, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Denny Cho and our team at our dentist office in Salt Lake City, Utah. We can be reached at 801-583-4500. Damaged teeth can be repaired, so feel free to come see us today.