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Did you know that what you eat actually plays a major role in the appearance and health of your teeth? Just like sugary and acidic foods can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, there are also foods that help to improve your dental health. We will gladly inform you of which foods can boost your oral care routine, and which foods to limit in your diet.

The status of your smile greatly depends on not endangering it by taking risks such as eating a lot of sugary foods or chomping on hard or really tough foods. However, some raw foods that are hard and contain can help to clean your smile as long as you are cautious when biting into them. These include apples and pears, whose crunchy texture and high water content help to remove the plaque and harmful acids that build up on your teeth.

Foods that contain tooth enamel-enhancing minerals such as calcium and phosphorus include chicken, milk, cheese, and several types of nuts. Eating these foods as part of your balanced diet re-mineralizes your tooth enamel so that it can better protect your teeth.

If you are wondering how you can improve your smile with a healthy diet, Dr. Richard G. Goble and our team at Richard G. Goble, DDS would be happy to provide more information about the relationship between food and oral health. To schedule an appointment with our dentist in Fallbrook, California, give us a call at 760.728.2261 today.