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We all know that soda and sugary foods are not great for our teeth, but what foods are good for our teeth? David B. Peterson, DDS has the answers and we want to help you make great choices that your teeth will appreciate.

The American Dental Association recommends eating a variety of foods and selecting most from the following categories: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins like skinless poultry and fish, and dairy foods that are low in fat content. When these foods are consumed, your teeth are less likely to form cavities. Tooth decay is also less likely to occur when these are your main diet. What is the best thing to drink? Water is hands down the winner in this race. Water helps neutralize the acids that break down the enamel on your teeth.

Avoiding candy and soda is key for helping your teeth stay healthy. Whenever you eat something particularly high in sugar, make sure to follow it up with a well sized drink of water so those sugars don’t sit around on your teeth until the next brushing.

Your teeth will appreciate it so much if you choose to eat foods from the five major food groups and avoid sweets. Give us a call at 661-587-7002, and our dentists will gladly point you in the direction of the best foods for your teeth.