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Would you say you’re eating a healthy diet? Actually, a better question to ask is what do you think constitutes a healthy diet? Although many individuals immediately jump to the effects that a diet can have on their weight, very few take into consideration the effects that foods and drinks have on their smile. In order to ensure that your smile can thrive for decades, it is important that you take the necessary steps to improve your diet. Listed below are common questions concerning enamel-healthy foods:

What is the oral health implication of eating a healthy diet?
Eating a healthy diet is important for improving your physical and overall health.

How can your diet be used to help prevent poor oral hygiene?
Having a poor diet can pose several risks to your oral health, including products that can be converted into harmful acids that chew through your tooth enamel. To prevent this, improve your diet by avoiding acidic and sugary foods.

What are some unhealthy foods to avoid?
Always avoid products that are extremely acidic, including products that have sour flavorings, sticky or chewy foods, and hard candy.

What are some healthy food options?
Stick to foods that have a high water content and are crunchy, such as apples and pears. Furthermore, substances that contain copious amounts of calcium and phosphorus are proven to benefit and improve the health of your smile.

If you would like help with establishing a diet that benefits your oral health, Complete Dental of Atlanta can help. We are committed to your smile, and we welcome you to schedule an appointment with us by calling 770-492-0250. Dr. Chiru and our team look forward to your visit at our dental office in Tucker, Georgia.