Your Diet and Healthy Gums and Teeth | Ala Dean Attar, DMD

Water plays an integral role in physical and mental health, but did you know it is good for your oral health too? According to the American Dental Association, fluoride, now available in 75% of the American water supply, makes teeth more resistant to the acidic process that causes cavities.

Other foods that support good dental health include:

  • Milk and dairy products that are low in sugar but contain calcium and protein help build strong teeth.
  • Foods rich in phosphorus, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs and milk, also contain protein and support the formation of strong enamel.
  • Fruits and vegetables contain significant amounts of water and fiber, in addition to balancing sugar in the diet. Chewing fruits and veggies promotes the production of saliva and cleanses the mouth of harmful acids and residue.
  • Nuts are high in protein and also promote healthy chewing action.

Eating a balanced diet not only keeps you healthy. It prevents gum disease, reduces decay and strengthens teeth.

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