Best Foods For Your Teeth

Best Foods For Your Teeth
Posted on 06/22/2016
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The foods you eat have great effect on your health as well as your teeth. The team at the Waldorf dental office of Dr. Christian Johnson has written a blog post about foods that are damaging to teeth to help you avoid tooth decay and other dental problems. Now we’re here to tell you about some foods that are actually good for your teeth!

Foods High In Calcium

Foods that contain calcium and vitamin D are great for your teeth because the combination of calcium and vitamin D strengthens bones and teeth, reducing the risk for tooth loss. Drinking milk and eating other dairy products will give you a dose of tooth-strengthening calcium and vitamin D.


Cheese is a dairy product that provides bone-fortifying calcium and vitamin D, but it also provides another benefit for teeth. The calcium in cheese mixes with plaque and sticks to teeth, providing protection from acid that causes tooth decay and helping rebuild tooth enamel.

Fruits and Vegetables

Many different crisp fruits and raw vegetables offer benefits for your teeth. Apples, carrots, and celery help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath. Plus, fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C help protect gums and other tissues from cell damage and bacterial infection, while leafy greens high in folic acid promote a healthy mouth through cell growth.

Contact Your La Plata General Dentist

If you have any questions on which foods are harmful or beneficial for your teeth, please contact our Waldorf office and a member of our expert staff would be happy to assist you. Our team would also be happy to book an appointment for you if you’d like to receive quality dental care from Dr. Christian Johnson. We look forward to hearing you!