Your smile is very important to our dentists, Dr. Hong, Dr. Fee, Dr. Cho, and dental team, which is why we strongly encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene and visit our office regularly. To help you have an even healthier smile, we encourage you to have tooth-healthy lunches each day. This might sound a little tricky, but it’s easier than you think. To help you make a tooth-healthy lunch, we encourage you to do the following things:
-Pack things with calcium: Calcium is a beneficial mineral that can make your teeth and jawbone strong. This can help you prevent cavities and loose or lost teeth. So, try to include things like cheese, yogurt, milk, and other dairy products in your lunch each day.
-Pack things with vitamin C: Vitamin C can help strengthen the connective tissues in the mouth, which means it can help the gums! We can’t forget about those. Your teeth need your gums to remain healthy and strong. So, do your best to pack things like oranges or red peppers in your lunch.
-Pack things with protein: Protein can help keep your tooth enamel strong, which, in turn, can help you have a strong smile. So, pack protein-loaded things, like whole-wheat chicken, turkey, or ham sandwiches in your lunch.
To learn more about how to make a tooth-healthy lunch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please contact Philadelphia Dental Associates at 215-564-9010 today. Our dental team is happy to give you the tips, information, and details you seek, so feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience!