If you want to keep your smile healthy you want to make sure you provide it with the proper nutrients to do the job. Eating a nutritious diet and maintaining strong oral hygiene habits are the building blocks to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Our dentist, Dr. Narinder Mahal and our team are happy to share some tips to help you keep away the ravages of tooth decay and gum disease by following a tooth-healthy diet. To ensure healthy teeth and gums, let’s look at the kinds of food that will help!
#1 Are you getting daily dairy? When you put cheese, milk and plain yogurt into your diet daily you will actively be supporting your smile with the benefits of calcium and protein.
#2 Are you getting enough protein? Making sure you have protein such as lean meat, eggs, fish and poultry you will be providing your teeth with not only protein but phosphorous as well.
#3 Are you getting fresh vegetables and fruit? By including fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet you will be giving your smile a variety of minerals and vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, and magnesium. Foods like apples, carrots, leafy greens, are healthy choices. Fruit and vegetables also provide extra water and fiber which stimulates saliva production. Healthy saliva levels are key to a healthy smile which works to wash away harmful plaque and bacteria. And foods rich in vitamin C and other vitamins help protect your gum tissue from the ravages of bacterial infection.
We invite you to reach out to our team in Sacramento, California by calling 916-421-2200, if you have any questions about your oral health or to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Our Land Park Dental team is here to give your smile the support it deserves.