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Good nutrition doesn’t just give you energy and help your body be healthy; it also provides your teeth with extra strength and durability. You can find healthy eating tips on choosemyplate.gov. Our specialists at Laura Miller DDS are pleased to aid you in identifying specific foods that can help or harm your teeth.

Dental Boosters – Foods with tooth strength are high in calcium and vitamins and are crunchy and high in water. To gain tooth strength, eat these:
– Leafy Greens
– Apples
– Carrots
– Celery
– Almonds
– Yogurt
– Cheese
– Fish

Dental Destroyers – These foods are specialists at sticking to your teeth and helping bacteria multiply. You don’t need to give any of these up, but we recommend restraining your consumption. After you eat or drink any of these foods or fluids, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth to prevent the formation of plaque.

– Soda
– Candy(especially hard candy)
– Sugar Gum
– Bread
– Alcohol
– Ice
– Potato Chips

You should also brush after smoking.

If you have any questions, you can contact Laura Miller DDS in Middletown, Connecticut, by calling 860-346-6872. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment. Until then, keep smiling bright and eating right.