Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Foods for a Healthy Smile

At some point in your life, you have probably heard that sugar will rot your teeth out. Well, sugar does lead to decay; however, there are some foods that are actually good for your teeth! At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, healthy teeth are our top priority. Keep reading to learn more!

Crunchy fruits and veggies like cucumbers and apples help clean teeth as you eat them. The fibrous foods scrape against your teeth and remove plaque! If you can’t reach for a toothbrush after lunch, reach for some cucumbers!

By now, most of us have probably heard that milk is great for strong bones. Well, the same goes for teeth. Calcium in milk keeps teeth strong and healthy. In addition, milk lowers the levels of acid in your mouth, further protecting teeth and gums. Cheese creates similar results.

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are great for your gums. They strengthen the blood vessels and connective tissues that connect your teeth to your jaw. They also reduce inflammation. Just be careful, acidic foods should be eaten in moderation. The acid can actually harm your teeth if eaten too often.

Foods that contain polyphenols like cranberries and tea prevent plaque from growing and sticking to teeth. Less plaque means less risk for cavities!

At-home care is essential for a healthy mouth, but do not forget about your dental appointments! To schedule an appointment at Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952 or visit our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com

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