Healthy Food Choices

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If you take the time to care for your teeth and gums, you stand a better chance of preventing tooth decay and gum disease. This includes the kinds of food you that you enjoy. Remember that healthy food choices will lead to a healthy smile.
Foods that contain calcium and phosphorus can strengthen tooth enamel and keep your teeth healthy and strong. Common foods that include a healthy dose of calcium and phosphorus include hard cheeses, nuts, and milk.

Because plaque is such a dangerous ingredient to our teeth, it is essential to eat foods that can help remove it. Foods with high water content, such as pears and apples are good for maintaining your teeth. The fruits and vegetables that have a high-water content and a crunchy texture are perfect for cleaning plaque from your teeth. You may want to consider seeking out foods that increase saliva output, since saliva is key to your oral health.

To prevent dental damage, you should brush twice a day, floss before bed, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob Johnson and our team at Horizon Dental Care, please contact our office in Grand Junction, Colorado, by calling us at 970-245-3633. All smiles deserve a little extra care and attention, and we give it to them!