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Protecting your teeth tends to be a daunting task that requires patience and daily cleaning routines. However, there are some simple tricks and hidden gems along the way that can assist you. For instance, some foods can enhance and protect your teeth and gums. This includes the following:

– One of the most helpful oral health substances is naturally produced by your mouth, saliva. Saliva can wash away bacteria and food residue and even help to neutralize harmful acids that seek to wear down your tooth enamel. Seek out foods that help promote the existence of saliva in your mouth. After meals, try chewing sugarless gum to help spur on saliva production.

– Calcium and phosphorus have been shown to be effective at strengthening your tooth enamel and keeping your teeth nice and strong. Foods and drinks that have an abundance of these minerals including a wide array of cheese and nuts, milk, and some meats, especially chicken.

– Crunchy and watery foods act similar to saliva in your mouth and can help to wash away bacteria and food particles.

Keeping your teeth clean by eating healthy foods ensures bacteria and plaque buildup will not be able to harm you as easily. To schedule your professional cleaning at Scott J. Ferguson, DDS with Dr. Scott Ferguson and our team at our dentist office in Kimball, Michigan, simply give us a call at 810.985.3301 . We look forward to hearing from you.