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They say that there’s “food for thought” so it stands to reason that there’d be food for teeth, too, right?

We’re joking, of course. But the truth is that there are some foods that have excellent benefits for tooth and oral health. Other foods? Well, they don’t exactly help out in the health department.

What we see at [pratice_name] in Houston, Texas is that a lot of people just don’t know if a certain food is good or bad for their teeth. That’s one of the reasons Dr Bruce W. Smith and Dr. Samuel Carrell asked us to do this post – to help educate you so you can have the best oral health possible.

Fruit
Fresh fruit is a great food for any diet, but it’s especially great for your teeth. The vitamins and minerals have proven to help strengthen overall tooth structure. The one you’ll want to avoid, though, is citrus. Those fruits have a high level of acids that can do a number on your enamel. You don’t need to cut them out completely – just be careful of how much you eat.

Pasta
Surprisingly, pasta has some great benefits aside from being a great source of carb-loading for athletes. It’s a great meal that’s filling, and doesn’t leave a lot of residue in your mouth. That’s honestly the biggest problem with a lot of food that’s bad for your teeth. They leave sugary or oily residues behind that become a haven for bacteria.

Choosing the right food for your tooth health comes down to making sure you’re not eating too-sugary a diet, as that leaves behind a lot of junk that invites bacteria. If you have other questions, feel free to call us today at 713-529-4364.