You know that there are a few things you’ll need to do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, do you brush your teeth twice every day, floss at least once a day, and visit our dentist once every six months? While each of these steps is very important, there are a few other things you can do to protect the health of your teeth. For instance, did you know that the way you eat can impact your teeth?
For instance, you’ve probably heard that the mineral calcium can strengthen your bones and your pearly whites. In order to get calcium into your body, you could eat foods such as milk and cheese. Sadly, while foods with calcium in them can actually strengthen your enamel, acidic foods can weaken it.
The mineral phosphorus should be another vital part of your diet. You see, phosphorous and calcium can help you replace minerals that your enamel has lost. Almonds, peanuts, cashews, and other nuts are a few good sources of phosphorous. Nuts are also useful because they promote saliva flow, which can remove excess food particles, and further strengthen your teeth. Chickens and a variety of different meats are also good sources of this mineral.
Finally, please remember that following a healthy and balanced diet is also important for your little one’s pearly whites. However, at times, it can be difficult to convince your child to eat healthy meals. Fortunately, there are several healthy options that most kids tend to enjoy. For instance, they may enjoy vegetables with a dip, watermelon, yogurt with berries in it, cheddar cheese, and apples.
To learn more about following a healthy diet for your mouth in Salt Lake City, Utah, please don’t hesitate to contact Romney Pediatric Dental at 801.960.7913. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and to inspect your smile. Our dentist, Dr. Clark Romney, and our team are eager to meet with you.