Best and Worst Diets For Healthy Teeth

People may ponder fat, sodium, calories, and cholesterol on their food and drink labels. Yet, there is no easy dental health guideline listed on product packaging. Our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentistry professionals don’t usually advise patients to completely eliminate their favorite foods and beverages, but there are certain items that require an immediate brushing afterwards – and certain foods you should add to your daily staples if you’ve had concerns about your teeth in the past.

Here’s our rundown of the best and worst diets for oral health.

Best food and drinks for your teeth

Worst food and drinks for your teeth

Tips for a healthy smile

If you don’t want to give up all your favorite food and drinks, then increase your brushing and flossing regimen. Dentists suggest brushing the teeth within 20 minutes of eating or drinking anything. Acidic foods like citrus or tomatoes should be eaten with a larger meal to prevent enamel damage and sugar build-up in the mouth. Drinking lots of water also helps rinse the mouth out regularly.

Cosmetic dentistry in Midtown Manhattan

If you need help brightening that smile, come see Dr. David Blaustein. Practing on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, Dr. Blaustein is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He offers a range of general and cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as root canals, fillings, dental implants, laser tooth whitening and porcelain veneers. Chelsea Dental Aesthetics also features special senior citizen discounts and 5% pre-pay discounts, and files complimentary insurance claims. Call 212-243-6081 to book your appointment.

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Chelsea Dental Aesthetics Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY

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