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The first step to optimum oral health is prevention. If you do your part to prevent dangerous substances from entering your mouth, brushing and flossing will be much easier and much more effective. Sugars in many food products can be broken down in our mouths by bacteria and converted into harmful acids that can eat through our precious tooth enamel. Try to switch to foods and drinks that protect your teeth, not damage them.

Some foods contain healthy minerals that can improve the health of your teeth and gums. Foods chocked full of calcium and phosphorous are beneficial in the creation of tooth enamel and building strong teeth. This includes fantastic treats like most types of nuts, healthy meats such as chicken, and dairy products such as milk and cheese.

Some foods are better at cleaning your mouth than others. Crunchy and watery foods such as apples and pears are tremendous options for keeping your teeth clean.

Eating habits are just as vital as what you eat. Eat a wide array of foods for a healthy diet full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, and prohibit snacks and treats that are high in sugar.

For a more comprehensive plan for your eating diet, come see Dr. Armen Terteryan at Couture Smiles Dental Group for an oral examination. Our dentist office sits in lovely Woodland Hills, California, and we can be reached via phone at (818) 716.7966. A healthy diet can promote an even healthier smile, so come in and work on yours now!