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To keep your teeth at their cleanest, you should brush twice a day, every day for at least two minutes. It’s also not a bad idea to brush your teeth 30 minutes after each meal. But in addition to brushing, the things you eat can help you keep a healthy smile.

Protein, like chicken, or fish are low in sugar and won’t take a toll on your teeth. Instead of white bread, why not try whole grains? Many processed breads may contain sugar, while whole bread does not. Dairy of course is great. Dairy products are rich in calcium, which is an excellent supplement for your teeth and bones. Hard cheese in particular is great for your teeth, since it can scrub your teeth as you eat it, and contains enzymes that are healthy for your body.

And yes, even though you may have gotten tired of hearing “eat your vegetables” as you were growing up, you still need eat them, even as an adult. Vegetables and fruits contain vitamins and minerals. Crunchy fruits and vegetables can clean your teeth while you eat, and if they have a high water content, they may hydrate your mouth. Citrus fruits are good for your body, but enjoy them with a glass of water to help wash away the acids.

If you want to learn more about how to maintain or even enhance your oral health, our dentist, Dr. Tyler Mistr will be happy to see you. If you live in the Winchester, Virginia, area and would like to make an appointment at Winchester Dentistry, give us a call today at phone.