We usually think of healthy foods as being good for our overall physical health, but the truth of the matter is that some foods can also be valuable for our smiles. Here are some examples of healthy snacks that boost tooth health:
– Foods that can stimulate saliva production in your mouth, including many types of chewy and watery snacks, are great for your oral health, as saliva helps wash away germs and gives your teeth nourishing minerals. This includes watermelon, apples, and pears.
– Helping your teeth to be clean after meals are vital because you can’t always eat healthy foods. However, brushing your teeth after meals can be risky to your teeth, as they are often in a sensitive state, especially after being exposed to acid. Instead, try using sugarless gum or mouthwash, and wait to brush until at least 30 minutes later.
– Keeping your tooth enamel strong is essential for a healthy mouth, so look for foods that contain minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and fluoride, which can help fortify your enamel. This includes cheeses, nuts, milk, bananas and various types of meats like chicken.
If you take care of your teeth in the right way, they can last your entire life. If you would like to speak with Dr. Alan Rembos and our team about healthy food choices, please book an appointment at our dentist office of Alan Rembos DDS in Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, and Sanibel, Florida, by calling one of our 4 convenient locations. We will do our best to help you with whatever you need.