Here Are a Few Foods You Should Eat to Support a Healthy Smile

Are you eating nutritious food that supports your oral health and gives you a beautiful smile? We sure hope so! Visit Dr. David Jin and our caring staff at A Beautiful Smile Dentistry in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts, twice a year for check-ups and teeth cleanings. Then, do your part at home by incorporating some of these foods into your daily diet. 

Fruits and vegetables

This one is a no brainer. Everyone knows we should be eating more fruits and vegetables to improve our overall health and longevity. But they’re good for your smile, too. Try these:

Calcium-rich foods

Foods rich in calcium help keep teeth and other bones strong. Foods high in vitamin D like egg yolks and fatty fish like salmon help your body absorb calcium. Phosphorus also makes teeth strong. Add these calcium-rich and phosphorus-rich foods into your diet for a healthy smile:

Drinks

Common sense rules in the drink department. Sugary drinks like juices and sodas aren’t good for your mouth or overall health. Water is best, but green tea is also beneficial, because it contains compounds that fight disease-causing bacteria. If you drink coffee, get used to drinking it without any added sugars. Both coffee and red wine can stain and discolor your teeth, so use a straw, drink water along with them, and brush your teeth 30 minutes later.

By making smarter food choices, you’ll be healthier and so will your teeth. So, think twice about eating a sugary candy bar or drinking a super-sized soda. A healthy diet goes a long way when combined with good dental practices like brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. Now, isn’t that something to smile about? 

Make an appointment with Dr. Jin for all of your dental needs today by using our online booking tool or by calling one of our offices.

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