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“Confusing” is the straightforward way of explaining popular health guidelines. At Complete Dental Care, we want you to have robust oral health wherever you are, whether that’s at home, at work or anywhere else. Here are a few mouth-healthy treats that you can rest easy eating (and drinking).

Leafy greens. Leafy greens like spinach are chock-full of minerals and vitamins that perform wonders for your health. The folic acid they contain is great for your gums, and they are also great sources of protein and calcium.

Water. Sure, water is technically a drink, but the benefits of drinking it are so great for your teeth that we had to include it with this list of foods. When you drink water, you wash out food remnants and bacteria from your oral cavity. Once bacteria are rinsed away, your pearly whites become less prone to erosion and your oral cavity becomes healthier.

Yogurt. Yogurt includes helpful bacteria called probiotics which jab out detrimental bacteria from within your gums. And like cheese, yogurt has protein and calcium to reinforce your chompers. If you do go for yogurt, don’t decide to get any with added sugar. Instead, elect for natural varieties such as organic Greek yogurt.

If you would like to hear about more foods that strengthen oral health, please give Dr. Robert Doyle and Complete Dental Care in Steubenville, Ohio, a call at 740-264-6811 to pencil in a visit.