What we eat has a direct effect on the maintenance of our oral health. If we want our teeth to last a lifetime we have to sustain them by brushing and flossing at home and seeing a dentist and hygienist for professional care but don’t underestimate the importance of a healthy diet.

Our teeth need a strong dose of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and vitamin C in order to retain the strength to be able to aid in digestion, allow us to speak clearly and to maintain our facial structure.

Foods rich in protein help to rebuild and strengthen tissue that has begun to deteriorate. Protein also helps to balance the Ph factor to reduce the amount of oral bacteria. Meat, beans and leafy greens are good sources of protein.

Calcium is well known for its capacity to strengthen bones and teeth. By adding a glass of milk or slice of cheese to our daily diet we can help to preserve our tooth enamel. People who have a hard time tolerating dairy can substitute with soy milk.

Fluoride prevents cavities and it easy to come by. We find it in most of the toothpaste and mouthwashes on the market today and in community drinking water supplies across the country.

The combination of a healthy diet and regular professional care can help to ensure years of good oral health. Start by calling Stonegate Dental Care @ 720-851-7069 in Parker, CO.

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