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As the summer season winds along, be careful not to fall into the food trap of eating poorly. If your diet begins to suffer, so too will your oral health. For more information about eating right, consider the following:

– Crunchy and watery foods including pears and apples have been shown to be effective at cleaning away bacteria and harmful acids in your mouth.

– Keeping your tooth enamel cavity-free is vital for a healthy mouth, so look for foods that contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which can help fortify your enamel. This includes cheeses, nuts, milk, and various types of meats, such as chicken.

– Eat foods that can increase saliva production in your mouth, including many types of chewy and watery snacks. Saliva has natural acid-fighting properties making it a brilliant tool to use to improve your oral health.

– Keeping your teeth clean after meals is vital because you cannot always eat healthy foods all the time. However, brushing your teeth after meals can be too abrasive to your teeth, as they are in a delicate state at this time, so instead, try using sugarless gum or mouthwash to help keep your smile spotless.

No matter the oral health care treatment you desire, Drs. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek and our team at Dakota Ridge Dental is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Littleton, Colorado, please contact us at 303.933.2420 to speak with a member of our team. Come align your oral health care goals and your dreams with us!