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A healthy smile begins with a healthy diet. If you are eating unhealthy foods and consuming unhealthy drinks, your oral health care will be affected as well. Not only can harmful foods and drinks damage your teeth, they can lead to numerous ailments including gum disease as well.

It is important to eat a diet that includes foods high in calcium and phosphorus. Calcium and phosphorus are natural minerals that are known to strengthen your tooth enamel and help protect against harmful ingredients that seek to destroy your teeth. Foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus include chicken, meat, milk, and nuts.

It is important to always make sure your teeth and gums are free and clear of debris and harmful bacteria that seek to damage your smile. There are some foods that you can eat that can actually help wash away harmful ingredients. This includes crunchy and watery foods that can keep plaque buildup in your mouth at a minimum. Effective foods that fall into this category include apples and pears. For more advice and traditional dietary tips and treatment methods to keep your smile strong this holiday season, speak with your dentist.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with an oral exam or professional cleaning, set an appointment with Always Dental Care at our dentist office in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Truong Nguyen and the rest of our team can be reached at 484.392.7687. A happy smile is a healthy smile!