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Are you trying to find ways to help improve your dental health? Were you aware that some foods can help your teeth while others can be harmful? We would like to let you know about certain foods that can help protect your smile. When life gets crazy, we want you to know that what you are eating can actually help boost your dental health.

Foods with fluoride: Seafood can be especially a great source of fluoride. Alternative options may include beets, carrots, beans, juices, canned pork or canned tomato products.

Dairy: While they are high in calcium, certain dairy products could have other benefits. Take, for example, cheese. Cheese can increase your saliva production and can help to lower the acid levels in your mouth.

Fibrous vegetables and fruits: Apples, carrots and celery, for starters, can help to clean your teeth. Even though they these should not replace brushing or flossing, they may be able to help in times when brushing is not as practical.

Sugarless gum and candy: While you might be confused to see these on our list, these options can increase your saliva production, which helps to naturally clean your mouth.

If you live near our dental office in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and would like more tips on protecting your smile, you can give Dental Arts of Catoosa a call at 918-205-1378 to set up a consultation. Dr. Soren Michaelsen would be happy to help you learn how to care for your smile so it may last for years to come.