Building strong teeth with a proper diet
- Posted on: Apr 15 2021
Along with a proper oral hygiene routine every day and biannual checkups with the dentist, many patients will find that their diet will also play a role in the strength and health of their smile. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt is a dentist in the area of Simi Valley, California that can educate patients on the ways in which they can improve their smiles health by enjoying a properly balanced diet with the proper nutrition for strong and healthy teeth!
What nutrients should I look for in foods to improve my oral health?
There are many different nutrients and minerals that can contribute to healthy teeth. They include:
- Vitamin C – Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, which can reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. By eating more fruits and vegetables, you will be taking a proactive approach to your oral health and overall wellness. Many fruits and vegetables have vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy body!
- Vitamin D – vitamin D is found in many foods and can help in strengthening the teeth. Some of the foods that are high in vitamin D include eggs, salmon, and tuna fish.
- Calcium – calcium also contributes to strong and healthy teeth, as well as bones throughout the body. Calcium may be found in many types of dairy products including milk, cheese, and yogurt.
What if I don’t get a balance diet each day?
If you are struggling with meeting your nutritional needs each day, we encourage patients to consider the benefits of taking a multivitamin each day. These multivitamins can ensure you get enough of the vitamins and nutrients you need for a healthy body and healthy smile. However, consuming your vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is highly recommended over supplements whenever possible.
Learn more about caring for your smile
Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt of Simi Valley, California is here to help patients with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. If you are interested in finding out the ways in which you can improve and enhance your smile’s appearance and longevity, we can assist! Call (805) 584-1194 and visit our practice at 2720 Cochran Street, Suite #2B for more information.
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