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You probably already know that some foods can make your body feel strong and healthy. But did you know that what you eat can also have an impact on your teeth?

Tooth-healthy foods contain calcium, probiotics, phosphorus and fluoride. Dairy foods like milk and cheese are great calcium sources, and yogurt is a good source of both calcium and probiotics. Phosphorus is an ingredient of protein and is found in several types of meat and nuts. Fluoride can be found in grapes, dried fruit, and some kinds of tea.

Unhealthy foods can weaken your pearly whites. Sugary sodas, sour sweets, and sticky candies are among the most deadly products for your teeth. This is because they contain acid and sugar, the latter of which bacteria in your mouth uses to make acid, which breaks down your enamel and leads to tooth decay. Snacking on these foods throughout the day will mean prolonged exposure. It’s good to avoid these foods, but if you are going to indulge, try and eat them with other nourishing foods to balance out the effects in your mouth.

If you would like to learn more about how your diet can affect your teeth in Dallas, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give Preston Family Dentistry a call at 972-447-9707. Our dentist, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr, and our team will happily answer any questions you have. We’re excited to receive your call!