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Healthy Foods for Oral Wellness

A healthy smile doesn’t just look good, it actually shows that you have good overall oral health. Studies have found that people with oral diseases, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, have a higher likelihood of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease later on. Even when you're eating foods that are great for your teeth, it is still important to drink plenty of water to help neutralize acidity. Brushing/flossing 2x a day, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride to help protect and strengthen enamel, as well as professional dental cleanings and check ups twice per year, will help ensure good dental health. These visits are also key to catching any issues before they get too serious. Here are some recommendations of healthy foods that will help keep your oral health in-check:

Fruit and Vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are high in water and fiber to help balance sugar content. They help clean your teeth and stimulate saliva production, which washes away harmful food particles.

Dairy Products. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and plain yogurt are high in calcium and phosphorus to help prevent tooth loss.

Proteins, Nuts, and Seeds. Proteins like meat, nuts and seeds contain phosphorus to help protect your tooth enamel, and many of them also contain calcium to keep your teeth strong and healthy.

Foods with High Water Content. Many foods that have a high-water content make great snacks, including watermelon, oranges, grapes, celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, and carrots.

Eat Foods That Crunch. Raw, crisp fruits and vegetables gently polish the surface of the teeth, helping to remove plaque and tartar buildup.

About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL

At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002. Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.

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