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Common Foods To Eat For Better Oral Health
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What you eat very much affects your teeth! The good news is that there are plenty of foods out there with benefits for your smile. You need to know how to pick them. These simple foods have been proven to boost healthy teeth and gums!

Apples are very good for your teeth. They contain lots of Vitamin C, which has been proven to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease by strengthening tooth enamel. Apples also clean away plaque, preventing tartar buildup, gingivitis, and bad breath.

Bananas are another food that can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. They contain Vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium which help fight off plaque and bacteria. The nutrients in bananas can stimulate saliva production to keep your mouth moistened and clean!

Carrots are a great way to keep your teeth healthy and strong! They contain Vitamin A, which reduces bacteria in the mouth, preventing tooth decay. The high amount of fiber helps prevent constipation and reduce plaque buildup from tartar on the teeth.

Who doesn't love cheese? Cheese is another food that can help prevent tooth decay. It has calcium which strengthens tooth enamel. The high amount of Vitamin D in cheese helps maintain healthy bones to support your mouth muscles while also preventing dry mouth, leading to bad breath.

Celery is a very healthy treat for the mouth. It contains natural salts that work to clean away plaque in between strokes when chewing celery with your back teeth. It also contains Vitamin C, which helps reduce bacteria in the mouth, reducing plaque buildup on the teeth!

To keep your teeth healthy, you should try incorporating some of these foods into your diet. They will help reduce the risk of developing cavities and other dental problems. If you need more information on how a particular food can benefit oral health, be sure to reach out!

Other Than Brushing, What Else Can You Do To Protect Your Teeth after Eating Acidic Foods?
Allowing about 30 minutes before brushing your teeth once you eat acidic foods is a smart idea. It will prevent damage to your tooth enamel from the acids. Having said that, there are other ways you can help protect your teeth after consuming acidic or sugary foods and drinks.

You may consider eating foods that have low amounts of sugar and carbohydrates after consuming acidic foods. Doing this helps to reduce damaging acids brought about by acidic drinks and foods. Calcium-rich foods, including dairy foods, help neutralize acids. To help keep acids under control, try to keep the saliva flowing. Consider chewing sugarless gum that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

The health of your teeth and gums is important to your oral and overall health. Come to our dental office to get more tips on how to keep a healthy smile.

Brushing Too Often Is Good for Your Oral Health – True or False?
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Brushing twice or three times a day is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You can brush once after breakfast, after lunch, and before you go to bed. However, do not convince yourself that brushing more is better. It really isn't. When you brush too often, it wears down your tooth enamel and irritates the gums, often causing inflammation and infection. Keep the "2 or 3 times-a-day rule" when brushing as it is more effective while also preventing damage to your gums and teeth.

To learn more about how to brush your teeth and keep your teeth and gums healthy, come visit us at our dental office, or call to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Woods and his highly trained team would love to hear from you and answer your questions. Simply click the "submit question" link below this message. Referrals are appreciated.

Woods Family Dentistry | woodsfamilydentistry.com | (541) 926-8611
1044 29th Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321



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