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Although brushing and flossing play a key role in one’s oral health, you can protect your teeth in other ways, such as by making healthy food choices. Look for foods that can help your gum line, not hurt it.  It’s never too late to think about what healthy food choices can do for you, including the following:

– Calcium and phosphorus have been shown to be useful for strengthening your tooth enamel and keeping your teeth nice and strong. Foods and drinks that have a profusion of these minerals include a plethora of cheeses and nuts, milk, and some meats, especially chicken.

– One of the most beneficial oral health substances is naturally manufactured by your mouth in the form of saliva. Saliva can clear away bacteria and food residue and even help to neutralize harmful acids that seek to wear down your tooth enamel. Located foods that help promote the existence of saliva in your mouth. After meals, try chewing sugarless gum to help spur on saliva creation.

– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples and pears act similar to saliva in your mouth and can help to brush away bacteria and food particles.

Whichever oral health care services you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Ajey Varma and our team at Ajey Varma in Tacoma, Washington are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 253-752-6915. Your smile deserves the very best of care, and we can offer it!