Many folks start off the New Year promising to eat healthier foods. If you’re one of them, congratulations. It’s a great resolution! If you’d like any advice on diet, feel free to ask at your dental exam. The good news is, nutritious foods are a great way to improve your health – and get a better smile too. 

Certain foods can help prevent cavities and other problems. They can also help your smile look more attractive, by removing surface stains from your teeth. Check out this short video to see some benefits of a nutritious diet that contains foods like:

  • Apples – The fruit contains malic acid, a substance that increases saliva production. Saliva helps rinse away disease-causing bacteria. Plus, an apple’s crunchy texture also helps scrub away food particles and other unwanted substances from teeth.
  • Strawberries – These berries have malic acid too, and also antioxidants that help keep bacteria away. 
  • Broccoli – Like apples, the texture of broccoli helps keep your teeth clean. It also contains plenty of iron, which is great for preventing dental problems. Broccoli is especially good for teeth when it’s eaten raw. 
  • Cheese – This dairy food is packed with protein, phosphorus, and calcium. These three substances strengthen tooth enamel, so it’s more resistant to cavities. 

Need to schedule your next exam? Call Synergy Dental Center in Gillette, WY today at 307 682 3100 or schedule online. Or visit our Sturgis, SD office by calling 605 206 2077 or scheduling online. Get a better smile with our help!