Good Foods for Great Oral Health

Good Foods for Dental HealthAre you unsure how healthy your smile actually is, and curious to know if there is more you could or should be doing to protect it from common dental problems like cavities? While dental hygiene and routine checkups and cleanings are good ways to keep your smile healthy and cavity-free, another simple way to protect your oral health is by eating a well-balanced, healthy diet. After all, the food you eat impacts your entire wellbeing, including your smile. So make your meals count, by choosing items that will be great for both your body and your oral health!

Vegetables and Fruits Are Good for Your Body and Your Smile

You probably already know that doctors agree, your diet should consist of daily servings of both vegetables and fruits. But did you know that the vitamins and minerals in fresh produce are great for your oral health, as well as your body?

Another benefit of snacking on veggies, instead of packaged goods, is that they are high in water content (which is great for oral health) and low in sugar, which is a leading cause of dental cavities.

Dairy Products Can Help, If They’re Low In Sugar

For many people, dairy can be another healthy addition to their diet, one that includes calcium and other nutrients their smiles need. It’s important to choose milks, yogurt and cheeses that are low in added sugar, though, to prevent dental decay.

For those with lactose sensitivities, look for alternatives with no added sugar, and those that have been fortified with vital nutrients like calcium.

Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!

At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!

A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.