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If you want a healthy smile, you will want to consider giving your smile the building blocks of a healthy foundation. For healthy teeth and gums, eating nutritious food will give them the nutrients they deserve. Today, Dr. Bo Macdonald and our team are pleased to share with you a few smile-healthy tips to help you ward off tooth decay and gum disease. Let’s take a look!

Healthy Dairy: If you include cheese, milk and plain yogurt in your day you will be providing your teeth with calcium and protein, which supports your pearly whites.

Lean Protein: Lean protein found in meat, eggs, fish, and poultry give your teeth protein and phosphorous which builds and protects your teeth.

Healthy Vegetables and Fruit: When you include crisp apples, carrots, leafy greens, and citrus your smile will benefit from vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, and magnesium. Additionally, these high water and fiber-filled choices stimulate saliva production through your chewing action. Healthy levels of saliva because it helps wash away plaque and bacteria. And foods with vitamin C and other vitamins help protect the gum tissue from bacterial infection.

For any questions or concerns about your oral health, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team in Los Angeles, California by calling 310-479-4459 or to schedule an appointment. Our Bo Macdonald DDS team is happy to help you maintain your healthy smile!