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“Confusing” is the straightforward method of explaining popular health guidelines. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing, we want you to have robust dental health wherever you are, whether that’s in our office, at home, at school, at work or anywhere else. Here are a few mouth-healthy treats you can rest easy chomping on (and drinking).

Leafy greens. Leafy greens like spinach are chock-full of minerals and vitamins that do miracles for your oral health. The folic acid they contain is good for your gums, and they are also great sources of protein and calcium.

Water. Sure, water is a drink, but the benefits of drinking it are so good for your pearly whites that we had to include it with this list of foods. When you drink water, you wash out debris and bacteria from your mouth. Once bacteria are rinsed away, your pearly whites become less likely to erosion and your oral cavity becomes healthier.

Yogurt. Yogurt includes helpful bacteria called probiotics which prod out detrimental bacteria from within your gums. And like cheese, yogurt has protein and calcium to reinforce your teeth. If you do go for yogurt, don’t choose to get any with added sugar. Instead, elect for natural varieties such as organic Greek yogurt.

If you would like to hear about additional foods that improve oral health, please give Dr. Steven Rodriguez and Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing in Lansing, Michigan, a call at 517-333-3160 to schedule a visit.