How To Snack Healthy For Your Teeth 

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry care deeply about our Gresham patients. We strive to provide the best in professional dental services to the people of Gresham and their families. When you’re in need of professional dental care in the Gresham area, do not hesitate to come see Michael McKeel, DMD at McKeel Family Dentistry. 

Stay Healthy By Eating Healthy 

It’s a wellknown fact that how we eat affects our overall health, which is why maintaining a good diet is so important. Did you know, however, that how you eat can also affect your dental health? McKeel Family Dentistry wants to help Gresham locals learn how to eat healthy to maintain good dental health. When you feel a need to snack, stay away from the sweets and try the following instead. 

Cheese and Yogurt 

Both cheese and yogurt (plain, non-sugared yogurt) are great sources of enamel-strengthening calcium and protein. Cheese has been shown to raise the pH level in your mouth, which is useful for preventing tooth decay. Yogurt also carries beneficial probiotics, which can popular your mouth and push out the bad bacteria. 

Leafy Greens 

In general, leafy greens are great for your health. When it comes to dental health in particular, leafy greens provide calcium to strengthen your tooth enamel and folic acid (a type of vitamin B) which is known for its ability to possibly treat gum disease, in particular for pregnant women. 

Apples, Carrots, and Celery 

All of these are known for helping you to product saliva because of how much you need to chew. This helps to rinse away harmful things from your mouth. The texture of these foods also helps to clean your teeth a bit. 

Get Smiles In An Hour At McKeel Family Dentistry 

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding. 

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistrydental bondingexams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888. 

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