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Your diet plays a key role in your oral health. If your diet is unhealthy, your oral will suffer. Unhealthy foods are abundant in most diets and are prominent in several areas of our society. Not only can they do damage to your physical appearance, but they can cause harm to your teeth and gums. To be safe, avoid potentially unhealthy foods and beverages. Conversely, make a point to include healthy foods that can strengthen your smile and keep your teeth and gums safe.

Did you know what foods can help to strengthen your smile and keep your teeth and gums safe? Crunchy vegetables that have a high water content can help your mouth produce extra saliva to help your smile. Saliva can wash away food debris and neutralize the acids left over from your meal or snack. In addition, products that are high in the minerals calcium and phosphorus have been shown to help strengthen your smile, since these minerals can help rebuild your tooth enamel.

Just as some substances can help strengthen your smile, other substances can damage it. Some of the products that can easily and hinder your oral health include the following:

Tooth-staining products such as coffee and wine
sugars
carbohydrates
sticky and chewy snacks
hard snacks that can chip and crack teeth
acidic substances, including drinks such as fruit juice and soda

If any of these products are present in your diet, try to limit your intake of them to keep your smile safe.

Do you have questions about healthy and unhealthy food and drink options? To improve your smile with dietary planning, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in Frisco, Texas. Dr. Pantea Nooraee and our team at Twins Family Dentistry will get you the smile you’ve always wanted! To contact us, please call our dental office at (972) 335-3000.