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The Best Foods and Drinks for Healthy Teeth

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Because no one wants to spend more time at the dentist than needed, it is important to eat food and drink beverages that promote healthy teeth. To avoid getting a cavity or needing dental crowns in Sioux Falls, it is best to start this process at a young age. The best food choices for a healthy smile include items like cheeses, nuts, milk and chicken. In addition to their nutritional benefits, these foods contain bone strengthening and tooth enamel protecting properties like calcium and phosphorous. Foods to avoid include candy, cookies and potato chips. These products often contain large amounts of sugar or can get caught in a person’s teeth and lead to bacteria growth. To schedule an appointment or talk with a specialist, contact the friendly and knowledgable staff at Sensational Smiles.

Nuts and Seeds

Not only are nuts and seeds an excellent source of muscle-building protein, but also they contain nutrients like phosphorous, zinc, potassium and calcium. All these ingredients have been proven to help support strong and healthy teeth and bones. Because they are easy to pack and not messy, nuts make the perfect on-the-go snack for a busy family with young children.

Cheese:

Cheese contains high levels of calcium that support healthy teeth and recent studies have shown that they may lead to a reduction in plaque acid that can lead to cavities and other dental problems.

Raisins:

Nearly every person has a sweet craving and it is important to avoid reaching for the candy and instead eating something healthy. Because raisins do not contain any sucrose, the sugar that is usually found in candy bars and cookies, they are a great choice for satisfying a craving.

Milk

By now, everyone knows that milk promotes strong joints and bones; however, it can also reduce the acid produced by plaque bacteria. Drinking just one glass of milk a day can substantially decrease a person’s likelihood of developing a cavity while also promoting a healthy body. Choose 1% low fat milk to receive a product that has the highest number of vitamins and nutrients.

Oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruits contain high levels of Vitamin C that has been shown to decrease inflammation in the gums that may otherwise lead to gingivitis. Oranges strengthen the tissues that connect a person’s teeth to their gums.


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