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You’re probably aware of some of the foods that can be bad for your oral health. Have you ever wondered what foods can aid your smile? Our dentist and team are more than happy to give you some pointers on foods to add to your diet to improve your dental health.

If you adore cheese, you’re in luck! Studies have found that eating cheese raises the pH in the mouth, thus lowering the risk of tooth decay. In addition, cheese contain calcium and protein, which can strengthen tooth enamel. The chewing that is required to eat cheese also increases the production of saliva in the mouth.

Leafy Vegetables
Leafy, green vegetables like kale and spinach can help improve oral health. These greens are high in calcium, which can aid the health of the enamel. If you find adding these greens to your diet, try adding a handful of spinach to a salad or putting some kale on a pizza.

Apples are high in water and fiber, which is very good for the teeth. Since apples are crunchy, they can increase saliva production in the mouth. The saliva rinses away bacteria and food particles, thus aiding your smile. The fiber in apples stimulates the gums, thus helping them stay healthy.

Like carrots and apples, celery can scrub food particles and bacteria away from the teeth. Celery is also high in vitamins A and C, which can aid the health of your gum tissues.

Contact Real Life Dental today at 540-552-5433 to learn more and to schedule a visit with Dr. Damon Thompson. Our dentist in Blacksburg, Virginia, looks forward to serving you!