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If you want a strong, healthy and top-notch smile, then you need to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly. Along with keeping up on oral hygiene and your routine dental checkups, you should also have a smile-healthy diet. Unfortunately, there are many foods and drinks that can harm your teeth and gums. So, to help you maintain a good oral health, our dentist, Dr. Scott Lindsay, is happy to share some nutrition tips with you.

A smile-healthy diet should include the following foods:

-Fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables have special nutrients that can help you have strong and healthy teeth and gums. They can even clean the plaque and bacteria from your tooth surfaces when you eat them!

-Dairy products: Teeth are bones, which means calcium can strengthen the teeth. Dairy products are full of calcium, so they can help you have the resilient teeth you need to fight dental issues. So, eat and drink plenty of dairy products, like cheese, milk and yogurt.

-Lean proteins: Protein can strengthen your teeth, so it’s best to include lean protein in your diet. Try eating things like lean beef, skinless poultry and fish. You can also eat things like eggs, beans and peas.

When it comes to snacking, it’s best to avoid it. Snacking constantly exposes your teeth and gums to the harmful substances that damage them. If you have to snack, make sure the products you eat are healthy for your smile, rinse with water and chew sugar-free gum.

To learn more about nutrition for teens in Centennial, Colorado, please contact Peak Dental Care today. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, please don’t hesitate to call 720-489-0797 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!