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Teeth-Friendly Foods

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As parents, it’s hard to find foods that are both healthy, and easy to make for your kids. Pre-packaged foods can be full of processed ingredients that have harmful effects on your children’s teeth and overall health, and sugary foods stick to your children’s teeth to promote decay. Here is a list of sure-fire foods that will keep your children healthy and their teeth happy!

Chewing crunchy, high fiber fruits and vegetables like apples, celery and carrots can scrub away plaque from teeth.

Drinking Water with Fluoride

Fluoride helps prevent and even reverse the early stages of tooth decay, so drinking water with fluoride is key for pristine dental health. If your water doesn’t have fluoride in it, ask Dr. Gallo about fluoride supplements!

Dairy Products

Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are excellent sources of calcium, phosphates, and vitamin D, all known to protect and strengthen teeth.

Leafy Green Veggies

Vegetables like broccoli and other leafy greens are packed with vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for dental health!

Nuts and Seeds

Not only are nuts packed with protein but both nuts and seeds replenish the minerals in teeth that are lost to acidic foods. These foods all have excellent benefits for your children’s dental health so make sure they’re on your next grocery list!

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