Aerial view of broccoli and lettuce leafy greens that will strengthen your teeth and gums

Foods to Strengthen Your Smile

April 15, 2023 3:20 pm

As you spring clean your home, you should also assess the quality of your regular diet. Maintaining a balanced diet is good for both your body and your smile, too! Here are several foods we recommend prioritizing in your diet to strengthen your smile.

  1. Leafy Greens
  2. Have you been told to “eat your greens” by your parents or health-conscious friends? They are right! Spinach, lettuce, kale, broccoli, and cabbage are a huge source of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K. These minerals strengthen your teeth and gums.

  3. Crunchy Fruit & Vegetables
  4. Eating crunchy fruit and vegetables can help remove plaque and bacteria off teeth. Apples, celery, carrots, and bell peppers contain healthful nutrients that will fuel your body and fortify your smile. Another great benefit of eating crunchy fruit and veggies is that it helps promote saliva production, which washes away food debris and bad bacteria.

  5. Cheese, Milk & Yogurt
  6. Dairy products are rich in calcium, which plays a major role in maintaining great oral health. Calcium reduces your risk of tooth decay by remineralizing weakened tooth enamel. It also helps preserve your jawbone density. When choosing a yogurt at the grocery store, be sure to check the nutrition label. Many brands contain a high level of sugar. It’s best to opt for the lowest sugar that your taste buds can tolerate.

  7. Nuts & Lean Protein
  8. Nuts, such as almonds and pistachios, and fish, eggs, and chicken contain beneficial nutrients, like protein, magnesium, and phosphorus, that help promote strong bones and teeth.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment!

In addition to improving your diet, we also recommend booking your next routine dental appointment at Alma Dental Care. Regular dental cleanings and checkups can boost the health of your teeth and gums and reduce your risk of developing dental disease. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with our team! We look forward to hearing from you.

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