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Not all food choices are guaranteed to put your smile at risk. In fact, some foods and drinks can actively work to help promote better dental health by repelling harmful acids and strengthening tooth enamel.

The guidebook to a healthy diet and your oral health care is yours to command. In order to keep your oral health care at its best, consider the following benefits of healthy food choices:

– Calcium and phosphorus have been indicated to be effective at strengthening your tooth enamel and keeping your teeth nice and strong. Foods and drinks that have loads of these minerals include a wide collection of cheeses and nuts, milk, and some meats, especially chicken.

– One of the most beneficial oral health substances is naturally created by your mouth in the form of saliva. Saliva can rinse away bacteria and food residue and even help to neutralize harmful acids that seek to wear down your tooth enamel. Try eating foods that help promote the existence of saliva in your mouth. After meals, try chewing sugarless gum to help spur on the saliva-making process.

– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples and pears act similar to saliva in your mouth and can help to rinse away bacteria and food particles.

To schedule an oral exam for a better smile at Jacqueline S. Reid DDS, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Chatham, New Jersey, with Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 973.635.9456. Let us help make your smile one to be proud of!