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A healthy diet is essential to a healthy life. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Timothy Dinkelman with Northridge Dental LLC in Lincoln, Nebraska, is here to give you some diet tips for your teeth.

Did you know what you eat plays a role in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease? Most of us know that candy and chewing gum with sugars can damage our teeth. However, sugar-free gum can actually help improve your oral health by washing away plaque and bacteria and keeping saliva active in your mouth. An apple is often considered nature’s toothbrush because of the excellent health benefits and texture of the food. However, there are vegetables like carrots and celery that can also help. Fresh fruits and veggies are healthy for both your body and your teeth.

Many people consider dairy a healthy snack choice for your teeth and bones. Dairy contains calcium; however, it also raises the pH level in your mouth, which lowers the acids that could produce tooth decay. Furthermore, water is always the healthiest drink to put into your body, including your smile. Water keeps your mouth from becoming to dry and becoming a nest of bacteria that can lead to cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.

As you can see, your diet is vital for your smile’s health, and your complete health. If you are ready for a dental checkup or would like to come in for an appointment, please call 402-477-1177 today. Our team is happy to help you!