4 Foods to Choose for a Stronger Smile

Couple Eating An Al Fresco Meal

At Vanguard Dental Solutions, we want all of our patients to enjoy their brightest and healthiest smile possible.

Dr. Rahman recommends making the following popular food items a regular part of your diet to promote tooth and gum health. These foods are extremely versatile and easy to incorporate into just about any meal.

1. Apples

Fresh apples are high in fiber and water which help to naturally cleanse your teeth. Munching an apple after a meal is a good way to remove food debris and rinse away acidic bacteria.

2. Cheese

If you can tolerate dairy in your diet, then make sure that cheese is a regular part of it. Because it’s high in calcium, it’s a great way to protect your tooth enamel and strengthen the bone around your teeth.

Tangy cheese is a great way to jump-start your saliva jets. An abundant saliva flow is important to keeping your mouth clean, comfortable, and low in acid levels.

Emerging evidence indicates that some compounds in cheese could even help fight the effects of cavity-causing bacteria.

3. Whole Grains

Another excellent source of fiber is whole grain. Whole grain products are

low in refined sugars which would cause spikes in the blood sugar of diabetics. The lower sugar content is also good news because the sugar-loving germs that cause cavities essentially starve when you don’t give them what they crave.

Fiber in cereals, like that found in apples, is another good way to reduce food buildup in the mouth.

4. Strawberries

Strawberries are actually just one example of many foods that are excellent sources of vitamin C. You need this vitamin to promote healthy gums and encourage healing. If your immune system is compromised, then you’ll have a hard time recovering from infections and surgeries. Load up on vitamin C well before any scheduled treatment so that your body has time to prepare.

Don’t Forget the Dental Visits!

Make your tooth-friendly diet a healthy part of your dental care routine. Schedule regular visits to Dr. Rahman to make sure that your teeth and gums stay in great shape. Call us today to plan your visit.