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Do you love your smile? If not, you are not alone. Thousands of people wish they had a healthier smile, which is why people are surprised to learn their foods can impact the health of their smile. Dr. Michael Scholes with Scholes Family Dental in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, has strived to help others achieve positive oral health, which is why we are happy to share this advice with you.

In a nutshell, the healthiest foods for your smile start with chicken and other meats, green spinach, green vegetables, cheese, nuts, and milk. Are you surprised? These foods are extremely important because they protect your tooth enamel and are rich in calcium, which will keep your teeth in excellent health. Having healthy foods in your diet is also great for your body’s overall health both mentally and physically.

Did you know, apples and pears are also excellent choices when it comes to your diet? Think of them as natural flossers. These foods have high water content, which dilutes the sugars in these sweets while also increasing saliva production in your mouth. They help fight against tooth decay and keep food particles from living between your teeth and along your gumline.

As you can see, there are many yummy options when it comes to choosing the right foods for your oral health. If you feel it’s about time for a dental checkup, or have general questions about your oral health, please call us today at 208-667-1578 to set up an appointment. Our team is ready to address your oral health concerns and give you a healthy smile you can love and be proud of.