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Healthy Eating for Your Smile

August 14, 2013

healthy eatingWhile we all know that it’s important to eat well to ensure good health, you may not have realized that what you eat can have an impact on your smile as well. When you’re trying to make healthy choices for your body, it’s also important to think about your smile as well. The staff at Grand Dental Studio has prepared some helpful tips for you to peruse so you can make better food choices.

Some foods such as sticky candies and carbonated sodas can increase your risk of tooth decay. Also, starchy foods such as soft bread and chips can become stuck between your teeth, also putting you at risk for decay. Foods that are better choices include dairy products such as cheese, milk and plain yogurt. Cheese helps to encourage saliva production, helping to reduce the amount of threat foods pose to your smile, and the calcium found in all these products helps to replenish lost minerals.

An important thing to keep in mind is limiting your snacks. When you eat between meals, you produce less saliva and there’s more of a chance that you could be left with food particles and acid in your mouth. If you do want to snack between meals, consider brushing your teeth or chewing sugarless gum when you’re done.

The food choices you make can have an impact on your smile, so choose carefully when it comes time for your next meal or snack. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please give our office a call.

Interested in learning more about a dental checkup or some of our other general dentistry servicesCall us today at Grand Dental Studio to schedule your appointment. Our Oklahoma City dental office is conveniently located for patients who live or work in the greater OKC area.

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