Fact Finder: Healthy Diets for your Smile

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Are you aware that there are some foods that can potentially improve your health care? Although we often think of what foods to avoid, rarely do we think of the food that we should be eating. By improving your diet and eating nutritious well-balanced meals, you can greatly enhance the state of your smile.

With the Halloween season amongst us, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, a wide variety of temptations is at our doorstep. With these holidays comes numerous assortments of foods and snacks that although tasty, can damage your teeth. As an alternative, consider foods that are healthy for your smile, including pears and apples, which are crunchy and have a high water content capable of washing away harmful acids and plaque buildup that gathers in your mouth.

When looking for healthy meals this holiday season, seek out foods that can strengthen your tooth enamel. This includes foods which contain the minerals calcium and phosphorus. Foods that are known to have high calcium and phosphorus levels include a selection of cheeses, a wide variety of meats, various assortments of nuts, and milk. By taking care of your mouth, you can ensure your oral health will be able to enjoy the holiday season and many more holiday seasons to come.

Make sure to take good care of your teeth and gums, so they can remain healthy for a lifetime. For more information about eating healthy during the holidays, or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Eseoghene Okugbaye and our team at Alvarado Family Dentistry, give us a call at 888-635-6401. Our dentist office is conveniently located in Alvarado, Texas. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs!