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Knowing what you eat is extremely important for your oral health. There are many foods and drinks on the market today that can easily damage your teeth and gums in a variety of ways, including ingredients that can erode your tooth enamel or chip and crack your teeth. Luckily, there are some foods that can strengthen your tooth enamel and promote a healthy smile.

Some foods contain nutritious minerals that can boost the health of your teeth and gums. Foods high in calcium and phosphorous are beneficial in the creation of tooth enamel and building strong teeth. This includes wonderful treats like most types of nuts, healthy meats such as chicken, and dairy products such as milk and cheese.

Some foods are better at washing your mouth than others, such as crunchy and watery foods–including apples and pears–that are great options for keeping your mouth clean.

Eating habits are just as important as what you eat. Consume a wide array of foods for a healthy diet full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, and avoid snacks and treats that are high in sugars and excess starches.

For a more comprehensive plan for your eating diet, come see Dr. Steven Rodriguez at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester for an oral examination. Our dentist is conveniently located in Manchester, Michigan, and we can be reached by calling 734-428-8000 today. A healthy diet can promote an even healthier smile, so be sure to work on yours for a confident smile!