Do you ever wonder what you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong? You know that you should brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly, but what else can you do? While you can probably name a few other ideas, did you know that flossing can help your teeth? In fact, the foods you eat cam have a major impact on your oral health. To help you make the best choice, we’re happy to provide some general guidelines to keep your smile bright and healthy:
- Eat plenty of calcium. You probably already know that calcium is good for your bones. Consuming adequate levels of calcium can keep your teeth strong as you age. Look for good sources of calcium, which include dairy products such as milk and yogurt, and also certain foods such as almonds.
- Avoid excessive sugar. Sugar promotes dental decay and can lead to a myriad of dental problems. Steering clear of sugar in the modern culinary scene can be difficult. Focus on healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that also provide important nutrients for your oral health.
- Avoid acidic foods. Foods with excessive amounts of acid can damage your teeth over time. If you do drink soda or if you consume a dish with lots of vinegar, be sure to rinse your teeth with water or brush your teeth following the meal.
- Drink plenty of water. Water rinses your smile of debris, and is a much healthier choice for your teeth than soda or juice.
With the right care, your smile can stay bright and strong for many years to come. Learn more about how to keep your smile healthy by calling us today at the office of Dr. Gregory J. Brandau and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist!