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March: National Nutrition Month

March 9, 2017 Monthly Awareness, Preventative Services 0

Fluellen Family Dentistry in Richardson, TX is telling their patients National Nutrition Month in March and how to eat for a healthier smile! Fluellen’s staff wants their patients to develop good oral habits and brush and floss daily for a healthier, brighter smile. We also want patients to watch what they eat because it can affect their dental health. To help work towards a more beautiful, healthy smile, eating a balanced diet is very important. We encourage patients to eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods that lead to healthier teeth and gums.

Building Your Healthy Smile

Our staff here at Fluellen Family Dentistry is hoping to motivate patients to eat more healthy foods and be more aware of what foods contribute to their overall dental health. Here are some nutrient-rich foods that can help strengthen teeth and create healthier gums: Calcium helps to strengthen teeth and can be found in milk, plain yogurt, cheeses, soy/tofu, fish such as salmon, almonds, and leafy greens. Another nutrient that strengthens your teeth is phosphorus and it can be found in eggs, fish, lean meats, and dairy. Vitamin C is very important for healthy gums and is found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, potatoes, and spinach.

Beware of Snacks

Don’t snack too often because this creates opportunity for bacteria and plaque to grow around your teeth and gums. When you snack, try to pick healthier foods with less sugars to help prevent cavities. Some snacks include vegetables, fruits, yogurt, and cheese. Drink water while you eat to rinse your teeth.

Fluellen Family Dentistry wants to help their patients gain better oral health habits by educating them about their eating habits. You can reach your goals by eating healthy food and taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily. We’re here to help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve through honest family dentistry. Call Fluellen Family Dentistry, your Richardson dentist, today to schedule an appointment!