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As you may know, certain foods can harm your pearly whites. For instance, foods and drinks like soda and candy can damage your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, did you know that there are several foods that could actually help your teeth?

For example, you probably know that an apple is good for your body, but did you know that apples are also good for your oral health? You see, the chewing motion can produce saliva flow, which can negate bad bacteria and carry food and bacteria away from your mouth. You can also expect increased saliva flow with carrots, celery, and other crisp, fresh vegetables.

You may have also heard that drinking milk is actually good for your teeth because of the calcium in it. While this is true, did you know that milk—and many other dairy products—also contain proteins that can benefit your pearly whites? Most dairy products also act as a base, making it more difficult for bad bacteria to grow in your mouth.

Leafy greens are another food that can benefit your teeth. These are full of vitamins and minerals, which can strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. They also contain folic acid, which has been used to treat gum disease in pregnant woman. Almonds also offer a number of the same benefits.

If you have more questions about foods you should consider adding to your diet, please don’t hesitate to give Complete Dental Care a call at 740-264-6811. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Doyle, and our team will answer any questions you have and offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!