Understanding Dental Care and Nutrition

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Many people don’t know that dental care and nutrition go hand in hand, but it’s true! Everything you eat affects your smile’s strength, function, and health, and we are here to teach you about the best and worst foods for your teeth, gums, and underlying bone.

The best foods and drinks for your smile

• Water
• Milk
• Nuts
• Cheese
• Meat
• Firm or crunchy fruits
• Vegetables
• Sugar substitutes
• Sugar-free foods

The worst foods and drinks for your smile

• Candy, like jolly ranchers, sour patch kids, starburst, etc.
• Cookies
• Cake
• Bananas
• Raisins
• Dried fruits
• Muffins
• Potato chips
• Sugary juice
• Cough drops
• Soda
• French fries
• Pretzels

Now that you know about the best and worst foods and drinks for your smile, try improving your oral health by eating more of the good foods and less of the bad foods. Doing this will strengthen your oral health, reduce the chances of getting a cavity, and help you feel better about yourself. If you start being conscious about the foods and drinks you consume, you will have better oral results in no time. Please call our office today if you have any questions!