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With summer in full swing, it is important to make sure you are eating healthy to ensure your teeth and gums remain at a decreased risk for oral health disorders. Save your smile with a summertime diet you can enjoy. Here are some things you should know about eating right to improve your oral health:

– Keeping your tooth enamel durable is vital for a healthy mouth, so look for foods that contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which can help toughen your enamel. This includes cheeses, nuts, milk, and various types of meats, such as chicken.

– Crunchy and watery foods such as apples or pears have been shown to be helpful at cleaning away bacteria and harmful acids in your mouth.

– Eat foods that can inspire saliva production in your mouth, including many types of chewy and watery snacks. Saliva has natural acid-fighting attributes making it an excellent tool to use to improve your oral health.

– Keeping your teeth clean after meals is ideal for optimum oral health because you cannot always eat healthy foods all the time. However, brushing your teeth after meals can be too rough to your teeth, as they are in a sensitive state at this time, so instead, try using sugarless gum or mouthwash to support your smile.

To discuss your oral health care treatment options with Dr. Gary H Morikawa and the rest of our team at Gary H. Morikawa, DDS Inc, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our number is 808-949-8866. We will help you in any way we can!