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Are you interested in having a healthy diet for your body and smile? Did you know there are foods that are great for your teeth? Well, it’s true! To give you more information about your oral health, our dentist, Dr. Keith Dodge with Dodge Family Dental in Orem, Utah, is happy to provide these tips.

What you eat plays a role in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. As you probably know, candy and gum with sugars can damage our teeth and oral health. Despite that, did you know sugar-free gum can actually work to improve your oral health by washing away plaque and bacteria and keeping saliva active in your mouth? Yes, it’s true! An apple is known as natures toothbrush because of the brilliant health benefits and texture of the food. However, there are vegetables like celery and carrots that can also do good for your smile. Fresh fruits and veggies are always healthy for both your body and your teeth.

There are many people who consider dairy a healthy snack for your teeth and bones. That is because dairy contains calcium. Dairy also raises the pH level in your mouth which lowers the acids that could harvest cavities. Additionally, water is always the healthiest drink to put into your body we count on to survive, including your smile. Water keeps your mouth from becoming too dry and resulting in a nest of bacteria that can lead to cavities, bad breath and gum disease.

If you are trying to achieve positive oral health, please call our office today at 801-225-8060 to make an appointment. Our team is always happy to help you with any oral health care questions to improve the health of your smile.