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Are you a teen who wants a top-notch smile and oral health? If so, then our dentist, Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood, encourages you to make smile care a top priority. This means you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day and attend your checkups every six months. You also need to have a smile-friendly diet. Little did you know, your diet can affect your oral health in many ways. So, here are some nutrition tips to keep in mind.

You should eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. This is because they have the nutrients your teeth and gums need to stay healthy and strong. They can even clean the plaque and harmful substances from your teeth when you eat them! You should also consume dairy products. Dairy products strengthen your bones, and because teeth are bones, the products can strengthen your teeth as well. Lastly, you should eat protein, like lean beef, skinless poultry and fish. These foods can also help you have strong and healthy teeth and gums.

When snacking, it’s best to avoid sugary and high-carbohydrate foods. It’s also best to avoid snacking throughout the day. Snacking throughout the day constantly exposes the smile to harmful substances. You can also rinse your mouth with water after snacking or chew sugar-free gum to clean the mouth.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about teen nutrition in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, please contact Riverside Dental & Beauty Spa when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please dial 505-219-0594 now. We look forward to hearing from you!