the US

Avoid Cavities With These Mouth-Healthy Snack Suggestions From You Should Smile Dental March 3, 2015

Avoid Cavities With These Mouth-Healthy Snack Suggestions From You Should Smile Dental, ,

You probably already know that sugary snacks like candy and soda are bad for your teeth. But what about foods for a healthy mouth? Certain foods can actually make your teeth stronger, and protect them against decay. 

Of course, one of the best ways to prevent cavities and other dental problems is by visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. If you’re looking for a friendly and skilled dentist in the northern New Jersey area—including Montclair, Nutley, Belleville, Clifton and Glenridge—then be sure to check out You Should Smile Dental in Bloomfield. This dental practice offers a full scope of preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric dental services, including fillings, root canals, implants, KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System and more.

Here are a few foods and drinks that the pros at You Should Smile Dental recommend you incorporate into your diet for a healthy smile:

  • Crunchy fruits and vegetables: The sugar in these foods is diluted by their high water content. Eating them also triggers the flow of saliva, which is important for washing away food particles that can cause tooth decay.
  • Meats, nuts and dairy products: These foods provide calcium and phosphorus to remineralize teeth after acidic foods have worn down their enamel.
  • Water: Swap your sugary sodas and teeth-staining coffee for good old-fashioned water—especially the fluoridated variety, which can help stave off cavities.

Additionally, make sure you eat highly acidic foods, like citrus fruits or tomatoes, as part of a larger meal in order to minimize their enamel-damaging effects.

Want a healthy, beautiful smile that’s free of cavities? Aside from a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, the best way to avoid a dental emergency is with regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist. For skilled dental work of all kinds in a comfortable environment, call You Should Smile Dental at (973) 250-4444 or visit them online today!

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from
New to Dentures? Get Acclimated in No Time With These Extremely Helpful Tips, ,
Dentures make up for teeth that were lost due to disease or injury. Getting used to wearing dentures is a process that takes a bit of time, and dealing with slight discomfort during more
Talking Gum Disease With The Dentists at You Should Smile Dental, ,
Gum disease, or gingivitis, occurs when bacteria in the mouth infects the gums around your teeth, causing inflammation. A very common condition that is often the result of poor more
Avoid Gum Disease With Preventive Care Help From You Should Smile Dental, ,
Gum disease occurs when the spaces between your teeth get filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation and damage to the gums and bones. If the disease progresses more
New Year, New Smile! Teeth Whitening is Easy at You Should Smile Dental!, ,
There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than by putting your best smile forward! Whiter teeth can result in a more youthful appearance and a major boost in more