The Best Foods for a Healthy Smile
The Best Foods For A Healthy Smile
The joys of life can be found in the smallest things like-smiling, laughing out loud and munching down on your favorite snacks. But are you aware that what you eat can either make your dentist cheer or cringe? Yes, that's right… A healthy smile requires more than just regular dental check-ups.
Your overall health is significantly influenced by the food you eat, why would your oral health be any different? That’s why Quince Orchard Dental Care wants you to know some of the best snacks to support a healthy smile.
The Nutrient Checklist
When it comes to maintaining oral health, getting the right nutrients is essential. Here are the vitamins and minerals your mouth needs:
- Calcium: essential for strong teeth and bones
- Vitamin D: helps the body absorb calcium and promotes bone growth
- Potassium: helps neutralize acid in the mouth
- Phosphorus: another mineral that helps build strong teeth and bones
- Vitamin K: necessary for blood clotting and healing of oral wounds
- Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy gums and fights against infections
- Vitamin A: promotes saliva production and helps keep mucous membranes healthy
The villain in this dental saga: sugar!
The biggest threat to your oral health? Foods high in sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. If it ends in "ose," it's a sugar landmine. Instead, embrace whole, unprocessed foods, and see the impact this can have on your oral (and overall) health.
A healthy mouth translates to a healthy body. At Quince Orchard Dental Care (QODC), we take pride in the meticulous care and education we provide to our patients. Our practice is a complete health practice, which means that while our specialty is oral health, we consider your overall health in everything we do.
We know that Halloween is just around the corner, and there will be plenty of sugary treats to go around. In line with our commitment to your oral (and overall) health and that healthy smile, we're thrilled to announce our annual Candy Buy Back event! So, here's the deal:
For every pound of candy you bring in, we'll give you $1, up to a generous $5 per person, even if you're feeling extra generous and bring more than 5 pounds! But wait, there's more! The candy we collect will be sent to the troops. We believe that our service members deserve a sweet treat, too.
So, mark your calendars and bring your excess candy to us by November 3rd and let's make a difference together! We're here to help you make informed choices about your diet and dental health. Contact us to schedule an appointment with us.