Improve Your Smile!

 Do you ever wonder what foods can help or hurt your teeth? Who doesn’t want a brighter and healthier smile? Other than brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, foods can have a big impact on your teeth and gums.
Here are some nutritional tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy:
·      A balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy products and whole grains provide essential nutrients for optimum oral health as well as overall health.
·      Calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt and cheese; fortified soy drinks and tofu; canned salmon; almonds; and dark green leafy vegetables help promote strong teeth and as bones.
·      Phosphorus, found in eggs, fish, lean meat and dairy products, is good for strong teeth.
·      Vitamin C promotes gum health, so eat plenty of citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, potatoes and spinach.
*Remember to brush after snacking to keep away cavities!
*If you can’t brush, rinse your mouth with water to get rid of food particles.
Posted by: SSG