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Not all foods and drinks are detrimental to your teeth. Although various foods and drinks may cause dental erosion, cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, stains, and discolorations, some can actively work with your mouth to help repel dangerous debris and even re-mineralize your tooth enamel.

Take your oral health care to new heights with a healthy diet. For more information about healthy food choices, see below:

– One of the most beneficial oral health treatments is naturally produced by your mouth in the form of saliva. Saliva can wash away bacteria and food residue and even help to counterbalance harmful acids that seek to wear down your tooth enamel. Look for foods that help promote the existence of saliva in your mouth. When you are done eating, try chewing sugarless gum to help spur on saliva production.

– Calcium and phosphorus have been demonstrated to be effective at strengthening your tooth enamel and keeping your teeth nice and strong. Foods and drinks that have a copious amount of these minerals include a large selection of cheeses and nuts, milk, and some meats, especially chicken.

– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples and pears act like saliva in your mouth and can help to wash away bacteria and food particles.

If you would like to schedule your tooth and gum care services at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry or would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Shannon De Vera and our team at our dentist office in Humble, Texas, please give us a call at 713-697-6453. Our wonderful staff is here to help you get the smile you want.