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Are you consuming tooth-healthy foods? Have you heard that just as various foods can harm your teeth, others can strengthen them? Supreme oral health begins with knowing what foods and drinks can hurt or harm your teeth and gums.

To start, seek out foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus. These minerals have been proven to effectively strengthen tooth enamel and even help re-mineralize enamel so that it is stronger and more functional. Foods with high amounts of calcium and phosphorus include chicken, cheese, nuts, and milk.

Always try to ensure that your mouth is clean and free of food debris, which is paramount in the daily battle against tooth decay and gum disease. Crunchy foods that are water-filled not only serve to wash away hazardous ingredients, they can even help to stimulate the production of saliva, which can help in washing away food residue and help neutralize harmful acids accountable for dental erosion. Crunchy foods with high water content include numerous tree fruits including apples and pears.

If you think you have a poor diet that needs assistance, please call Southwest Dental LLC so we can get you in to see Dr. Lucas Rudelich and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Taylorsville, Utah, and we can be reached at 801-685-3429. Oral health care just keeps getting better!