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Visiting the dentist in Chalfont can be a cause for much anxiety. Despite maintaining a good oral cleaning routine, you might not be sure that your teeth will have maintained their integrity since their last visit. There’s only so much that daily flossing, brushing, and rinsing can accomplish. While oral care time can have a great positive impact on your smile, meal times that come between brushing can also have a strong effect on your tooth health.
Avoiding bad foods is only half the battle. Yes, cutting out sticky sweets and hard sugar-encrusted candies can help prevent tooth decay, but the other half of the equation is just as important. You have to give your body the food it needs to maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums.
Thankfully, these are not rare or unpleasant foods. Rather, they are some of the same basic staples that offer health benefits to the rest of your body as well. Cheese is chief among these, and has been shown to be so beneficial that it’s recommend as a bedtime snack whenever you are in a situation where you can’t clean your teeth before bed. Yoghurt is also recommended, and maybe you can see a bit of a pattern here: dairy-based foods tend to be good. This is because of the high levels of bioavailable calcium they offer. Likewise, almonds, leafy greens and carrots are all foods that any dental professional in Chalfont or elsewhere would readily recommend that you consume as regularly as possible. Daily, if you can manage it.
Celery and apples also top the list of best food for teeth (and general) health, and the very best thing is that you can combine all the ingredients listed here into a delicious and nutritious salad (use the yoghurt to make a light dressing) that will keep your teeth and your body strong and health for years to come.
Eating well and seeing your local dental professional will keep your smile healthy for years to come.
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