To Eat and Not to Eat for Healthy Teeth

Are you worried about having a cavity but are nervous about going in and getting a filling? Well did you know that changing your diet can help reverse your cavities at home so you can avoid the drill! Many patients suffer dental anxiety and it’s often related to cavities, so you are not alone. Unfortunately your dentist’s first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay is a filling, however there is a way to reverse smaller cavities on your own by eating the correct foods. Smith Dental Care is here to tell you which foods to eat and to avoid, helping reduce your risk for cavities.

Foods to eat to keep your teeth healthy:

  • Calcium Foods:
    • raw, grass-fed milk
    • Salmon
    • Broccoli
  • Vitamin D Foods:
    • Mushrooms
    • egg yolks
    • sardines
  • Vitamin K2 Foods:
    • cod liver oil
    • chicken liver
    • grass-fed beef
  • Magnesium Foods:
    • cacao
    • blackstrap molasses
    • avocado
  • Phosphorous Foods:
    • Grass-fed meat, dairy, and eggs

Foods to AVOID, to keep your teeth healthy:

  • Simple Starches:
    • bread
    • pasta
    • crackers
  • Dried Fruit:
    • raisins
  • Phytic Acid Foods:
    • wheat
    • beans
    • rice
  • Sugary Foods and Drinks
    • cookies
    • fruit juice
    • candy
  • Acidic foods and Drinks
    • soda coffee
    • alcohol

When eating these acidic and/or sugary foods, you should try rinsing your mouth out afterwards and minimizing your intake of these foods. Our team here at Smith Dental can help relieve the fears of dental anxiety, cavity or not with Sedation Dentistry.

We always make sure our patients feel relaxed, comfortable and taken care of while visiting out Tyler, Texas office, so call us today to schedule you next cleaning!