Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss – and a Fork 8

Last time we talked about foods and teeth we discussed cheese. With this post we will talk about Almonds. Did you realize that almonds (as well as other nuts) contain vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and other nutrients that are good for your teeth?

Not only are almonds good for your teeth, but they are high in monounsaturated fats which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.

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To stay strong, healthy teeth need a combination of phosphorus for bone formation; vitamin D and magnesium for calcium absorption; vitamin B to prevent mouth sores; and vitamin C and potassium for strong gum tissue.

One food packed with all these healthy-teeth nutrients is an ounce of almonds (about 20-25 nuts).

Almonds also neutralize cavity-causing acids, says David Leader, D.D.S, assistant clinical professor at Tufts Dental School in Boston.

Who doesn’t like nuts? What an enjoyable way to introduce healthy vitamins and minerals in your diet! So have a hand full of nuts and call our office to set up your next dental appointment.

June Oral Health Month

Since summer is here and children are out of school, what better time to begin educating you kids while they are home about proper dental care.

Children learn by example and Mother’s especially can help their kids develop good habits now for the future. Those habits include brushing twice daily with a good fluoride toothpaste, using the proper toothbrush, and flossing daily.

These habits they create will not only help them, but the parents as well. This is also a good time to set up your appointment with us. Call Brogdon Dental today, while you have extra time this summer. It will pass before you know it!