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When you visit H.A.B Dental in Boca Raton or Boynton Beach, you not only get your teeth checked and taken care of, but you also receive dental advice from Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian that will help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.
A common question that many of the clients interested in cosmetic dentistry at our Boca Raton and Boynton Beach locations ask pertains to diet. We know that sweets are bad for our teeth, but are there foods that will protect your teeth and gums?
What Food Is Good for Your Teeth?
You will be happy to learn that there are many types of food that are beneficial for your teeth.
According to the American Dental Association, there are plenty of good foods for dental health, including:
- Dairy Products
“Milk, and other dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, are low in sugar, which is a good thing for your dental health. Plus, they contain protein and are full of calcium, which can help to strengthen your teeth,” the dental experts at Mouth Healthy™ say.
One more reason to love your veggies! The fiber and water they contain help keep your teeth clean. Bonus: all the chewing needed to enjoy vegetables causes you to salivate, which helps wash away all the stuff that isn’t good for your teeth – like acid and stray food particles.
- Fluoridated Water
You may want to think twice about grabbing that bottled water. Not only is the plastic bad for the environment, but you may be missing out on the fluoride in your tap water, which does an excellent job of protecting your teeth from damaging acids.
Yes, there may be sugar in the fruit you love, but the fiber and high water content that go along with it balance that out.
- Lean Protein
Lean meat, poultry, fish and eggs all get good marks for their ability to help strengthen your teeth.
No matter what foods you eat or how often you floss, you still need to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning. Top dentists in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton like Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian are always there for you and all of your dental needs. Contact H.A.B. Dental in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton any time to schedule your visit.