Your oral health is directly correlated to your overall well being. What foods you eat will affect not just your teeth and gums but your entire body. Some foods are better for your oral health than others. A balanced natural diet and regular oral hygiene can help prevent advanced oral health concerns. Kingsland, GA dentist Dr. James Lassiter offers some healthy food tips for a whiter, healthier smile.
Healthy Foods, Healthy Smiles
- Nuts: Nuts are full of healthy protein and nutrients. Their crunchy nature helps keep teeth clean and strong. In moderation, nuts are a great snack for the health of your teeth.
- Strawberries: High in malic acid, theses berries can be a natural way to whiten teeth.
- Cheese: Cheese is good for your teeth! Real natural cheeses are high in calcium which helps support strong bones. Cheese also creates higher pH levels in your mouth which can help to fight off cavities.
- Crunchy Fruits & Vegetables: Crunchy fruits and veggies tend to be higher in fiber. Fiber helps clean plaque off the surface of your teeth and is good for your health. After you eat an apple or celery make sure you brush or floss to remove pieces that may be stuck in your teeth.
Preventative Dental Care
Dr. Lassiter encourages patients to practice diligent preventative dental care to avoid the development of advanced dental concerns. A healthy diet and oral hygiene can prevent the development of gum disease, tooth loss, and even heart disease. A healthy diet of foods high in protein, calcium, and vitamins should be a part of caring for your smile and your health. Brushing, flossing, and routine visits to our Kingsland dentist office are all important preventive care measures that can help keep your smile healthy.
Dr. Lassiter and our dental care team focus on building healthy, stable oral foundations for beautiful smiles. Through conservative and comprehensive dentistry, Dr. Lassiter provides patients with smiles that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Lassiter will work with you to build a treatment plan that will meet your cosmetic goals and improve your oral health.
Schedule An Appoinment
Contact our Kingsland dentist office or schedule your next appointment online. Our compassionate dental health care team will do our best to make your visit convenient for you and your family. Dr. Lassiter provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages.