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To keep your smile healthy is the first step to a beautiful smile. You can give your smile the building blocks it deserves by laying a healthy foundation and then maintaining good oral health daily. In today’s blog, Dr. Doris Madrigal and our team are sharing a few smile-healthy tips to help you ward off tooth decay and gum disease through your diet. For healthier teeth and gums, let’s look at the kinds of foods that will get your oral health on track.

Dairy Choices: Consuming cheese, milk and plain yogurt daily will allow you to give your pearly whites supportive calcium and protein.

Protein Choices: Consuming lean protein choices including meat, eggs, fish, and poultry give your teeth the necessary protein and phosphorous to protect them.

Healthy Vegetables and Fruit: Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables including apples, carrots, leafy greens, and citrus will provide your smile with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, and magnesium. Another benefit is that they supply extra water and fiber which stimulates saliva production as they require thorough chewing. Saliva is key to a healthy smile, as helps wash away harmful plaque and bacteria. In addition, foods with vitamin C and other vitamins help protect the gum tissue from the hazards of bacterial infection.

If you have any questions or concerns about your healthy smile, please reach out to our team in Chicago, Illinois by calling 773.252.5757 and schedule an appointment. Our DM Family Dentistry team is happy to help you maintain your oral health for a lifetime of smiles!