Foods that are good for your dental health can actually taste good too. It’s important to do your research and find healthy foods that you can enjoy eating because even with the strictest of oral health regimens your diet will play a major role in determining how long you will be able to rely on your natural set of permanent teeth - the only one you will have.

The acids in some foods that we eat break down the minerals in the tooth enamel that protects the more vulnerable inner layers of our teeth. In order to counteract the attack we need to include foods in our diet that will replace the loss of calcium and phosphorous that the enamel has experienced.

Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and it now comes in so many flavors that it’s virtually impossible not to find one that you like. It’s economical as well so that you can stock up on an assortment of varieties. Yogurt makes a great take along snack for both adults and kids.

Any increase in the flow of saliva makes it easier to wash away harmful bacteria. Chewing crispy, crunchy foods such as apples or celery produces more saliva. If you find celery to be a little blah, try adding a little peanut butter or cheese spread.

Ask your dentist or hygienist for a list of foods that are suggested for the preservation of healthy teeth and gums. The staff at the Harman Family Dental Center is available for consult and to offer their professional advice. Call 720-809-7789 for your appointment.