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Are you aware that just as some foods can damage your teeth, so too can some foods protect them? Healthy foods make happy smiles. With the right healthy snacks, you can add an additional layer of protection for your teeth in the daily battle against tooth decay and gum disease.

Look for foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus. These minerals have been shown to effectively protect tooth enamel and even help re-mineralize enamel so that it is stronger and more functional. Foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus mineral content include chicken, cheese, nuts, and milk.

Making sure your mouth is clean is paramount in the daily battle against tooth decay and gum disease. Crunchy foods that have a high water content not only serve to wash away harmful ingredients, they can even help to stimulate the production of saliva, which can assist in washing away food residue and also help neutralize harmful acids responsible for dental erosion. Crunchy foods with high water content include various tree fruits such as apples and pears.

If you are looking to improve your smile at Columbia Dental Excellence, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Avi Mizrachi and our team at our dentist office in Columbia, Maryland. We can be reached at 410.381.0505. Tooth damage can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.