Good Foods For Optimal Dental Health

Good Foods For Optimal Dental Health

Good Foods for Optimal Dental Health

What you eat can affect the well being of your smile. Dr. Kurt Hulse and Dr. Zach Case, family dentists at Hulse Dental, recommend healthy eating habits to maintain healthy teeth, bone, and gums for you and your family.

Water Rules

Ask any Dentist - Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. That's because fluoride helps to make teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that can cause cavities. Water fluoridation prevents tooth decay by approx. 25% in children and adults by providing frequent and consistent contact with low levels of fluoride. In Onalaska and the surrounding communities, we have very low levels of fluoride in our tap water to help stop cavities from forming on the tooth’s surfaces. 

If you can, choose dairy

Milk, and other dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, are low in sugar, which is a good thing for your dental health. Your dental care is important, so if you cannot brush after a meal, choose cheese or other dairy items as the last thing you eat to help ward off decay. Plus, they contain protein and are full of calcium, which can help to strengthen your teeth.

Lean proteins for the win

Phosphorus-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk and eggs help to strengthen your teeth and contain valuable protein. As a family dentist & cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hulse and his team recommend protein to help build & maintain healthy teeth and jaw bones.

Fruits and veggies pack an extra punch

Fruits and veggies are an important part of any balanced diet, and they are also good for your teeth. Since they are high in water and fiber, they help to balance the sugars they contain and help to clean your teeth. Chewing also helps to stimulate saliva production, which washes harmful acids and food particles away from your teeth.

Nourishing Nuts  

Nuts contain protein and minerals important for overall dental health. In addition, nuts that are low in

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 carbohydrates don’t add to your risk of cavities. That’s because tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria that are activated by carbs. Whole nuts are best, but peanut butter can be good too. Just be sure to read the label for added sugars.

It’s always important to care for your dental health. Whether you need a routine cleaning, a filling, teeth whitening, veneers, or other cosmetic dental care services to help create a brilliant smile, call the family dentists at Hulse Dental. Dr. Kurt Hulse, Dr. Zach Case, and their knowledgeable team have served residents throughout Onalaska, WI, 54650 for over 20 years. They offer same-day appts, same-day crowns and many other services to meet your smile needs. Call (608) 783-1306 today to schedule your appointment or visit them online for more information about your dental health. Subscribe to their Facebook page for additional dental care tips.

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