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Good nutrition doesn’t only help you feel better, give you energy, and keep your body healthy; it also provides your teeth with extra strength and durability. To help maintain your teeth and overall health, you should be making an effort. You can find tips for healthy eating on choosemyplate.gov. Our specialists at Turlock Dental Care wanted to help you identify specific foods that can help or harm your teeth.

Dental Boosters – You can find tooth strength in foods high in calcium, vitamins, and that 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 experts at sticking to your teeth and promoting bacterial invasion You don’t need to give any of these up, but we recommend limiting your consumption. After you eat any of these foods, rinse your mouth or brush your teeth to keep plaque from sticking and building up.

– 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 Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, by calling 209-667-7889. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment. Until then, keep smiling bright and eating right.