By Dr. Craig Blogin
February 28, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: nutrition  

Your diet has the ability to change your oral health around for the better. Isn’t it time you did just that?nutrition

The old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may not be entirely true since we still need to see our Ann Arbor, MI, dentist, Dr. Craig Blogin, every six months for routine checkups, but it is important to put your diet under the microscope and see whether what you eat could be negatively impacting your oral health. Discover the connection between the foods you enjoy and the health of your teeth and gums.

Crispy, Crunchy Foods are a Must

Foods like celery, carrots and even nuts are great snacks because they get saliva flowing. While this might not seem very important, saliva is necessary for healthy teeth and gums because it washes away acid, which can damage healthy teeth enamel and lead to decay. Stick to healthy crispy or crunchy foods that don’t contain sugar (eating a hard chocolate chip cookie won’t offer the same health benefits, unfortunately).

Got Dairy?

As they say, “milk does a body good”, so if you have a love of cheese (and who doesn’t?) then enjoy (in moderation, of course)! Dairy products contain essential nutrients like calcium that are great for keeping your teeth and jawbone strong. Dairy also boasts casein, a naturally occurring protein that helps prevent cavities from forming.​

Raisins are Pretty Rad

While this sweet and sticky treat may seem like it would wreak havoc on your teeth if you opt for raisins that don’t have added sugar you could be providing some amazing antioxidants to your teeth and gums. These antioxidants can kill and prevent the growth of bacteria responsible for causing gum inflammation and disease. Add some raisins in with nuts and low-fat cheese and you have the perfect smile-friendly snack.

Whether you have questions about maintaining a smile-friendly diet or you just need to schedule your upcoming cleaning, turn to our Ann Arbor, MI, family dentist Dr. Craig Blogin for all of your dental needs. We are here for you.


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