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Is your smile getting the proper nutrients it needs to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Oral health care habits including brushing and flossing depend on healthy teeth to care for, so make sure your meals are nutritious. Try to avoid processed foods or those high in sugar, as the ingredients can easily damage teeth and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Some foods contain healthy minerals that can lift the health of your teeth and gums. Foods high in calcium and phosphorous are advantageous in the creation of tooth enamel and building strong teeth. This includes brilliant treats like most types of nuts, healthy meats such as chicken and dairy products such as milk and cheese.

Some foods are convenient for washing your mouth. Crunchy and watery foods such as apples and pears are wonderful options for keeping your teeth clean.

Eating behaviors are just as important as what you eat. Eat a wide selection of foods for a healthy diet full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, and avoid snacks and treats that are high in sugar.

For a more comprehensive plan for your eating diet, come see Dr. Richard Timm at All Family Dental for an oral examination. Our dentist office sits in lovely Oakdale, Minnesota, and we can be reached via phone at 651.222.9715. A nutritious diet can promote an even healthier smile, so come in and work on yours today!