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Make Your Smile Sparkle for the Holidays!

Make Your Smile Sparkle for the Holidays!

Having a fresh, white smile is known to boost confidence, especially during the holiday season when your social life ramps up! For as long as dentistry has been mainstream, teeth whitening has been a popular cosmetic procedure. It has gotten to the point where people are easily able to find whitening tips on the internet or over-the-counter whitening treatments. Some of these tips are neither accurate nor effective, and it is important to differentiate which tips are which. We want to help! In this blog, we debunk common teeth whitening myths and give you ways to make your whitening experience as effective as possible. Let’s get your smile sparkling for the holidays!

You may remember a time or two when you used Crest Whitestrips or brushed with baking soda and didn’t get the whitening results you expected. We have all been there! Luckily, there are effective ways to get your smile as white as possible. We have some encouraging tips to share with you!

  • Professional whitening will last longer than over-the-counter options. This is one of the many reasons professional or dentist-approved take-home whitening treatments are the best options. You will get more for your money and your teeth will dazzle for even longer! 
  • You cannot whiten an implant or crown. There are many ways around this! If you consider having your teeth whitened but are about to get an implant, try whitening them before the implant is put in. 
  • Good oral hygiene will prolong the effects of my whitening treatment. Your results will last longer if you stay on top of your oral hygiene! This includes brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and going to your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning! 
  • You can whiten your teeth at home! Most dental offices, including ours, offer take-home whitening kits. These kits are much more effective than drugstore whitening options and just as easy to use!

It is always good to hear different viewpoints, including on teeth whitening. However, certain tips you will find online are pure myths. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions regarding teeth whitening: 

  • Over-the-counter whitening options work just as well. While these options can make your teeth look a little brighter, they will not give you the same results as whitening with a professional will. Professional whitening is safe, effective, and worth the time and money!
  • Whitening toothpaste works well. Many household name companies sell toothpaste that is advertised as a whitening product. There are two main reasons why you should not use whitening toothpaste as your primary brightening technique. The first is that the chemicals that whiten your teeth need to be in contact with them for an extended period to work, not just the couple minutes it takes you to brush your teeth. The second reason is self-explanatory: whitening toothpaste costs more than regular toothpaste!
  • At-Home Teeth whitening will remove all of your stains. Depending on what types of stains are on your teeth, this may not be true. Certain people are more prone to long-lasting stains on their teeth, such as smokers and coffee drinkers. In addition to this, our teeth tend to yellow as we get older, which will, in turn, make them more difficult to whiten.
  • Baking soda is an effective DIY whitening method. An extremely common way people try to whiten their teeth at home is by brushing them with baking soda. Many people don’t know that baking soda can mess with the balance of bacteria in your mouth. This can eventually lead to oral health issues.

At Storts Family Dentistry, we want to help you make the most informed oral health decisions possible. We hope our tips on teeth whitening are able to do just that! If you’re interested in getting your teeth whitened, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening. You can call us today at 580-223-6720 for Ardmore, 580-795-3360 for Madill, and 580-276-3055 for Marietta if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions on teeth whitening. We want to help your smile shine for the holidays! 

Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Use it or lose it season has arrived! Due to the excitement and celebration surrounding the holidays, our oral health is often one of the last things we think about during this time. Going to the dentist may not be on your current to-do list, but you only have a few months left to use your dental benefits before they expire! It is important to use them up while you can, since many plans do not let you roll your benefits over into the following calendar year. To help you out, we have decided to share three ways to use your leftover benefits! 

  1. Unscheduled treatment. Do you have any treatment you have been procrastinating? Whether you need to get crowns, have a tooth extracted, or fix a cavity, we promise that getting it on your calendar before the end of 2021 will take some stress off your plate. You will be rid of any discomfort you have been having, and you will save money in the long run. If you continue to put off necessary treatment, you may have to get more in the coming months. Make sure to schedule your treatment so you can use your benefits before you lose them!
  2. Hygiene. When was your last hygiene appointment? If it’s been since the spring of 2021 or before, you need to schedule a cleaning as soon as you can. Seeing your hygienist twice per year is one of the most integral ways to keep your teeth in good shape. Your hygienist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup that can cause more severe health problems in the future if not addressed early on. Your smile will feel clean and bright after a hygiene appointment, which is always enjoyable. If you have remaining dental benefits and haven’t been in for a cleaning recently, schedule with us and use your benefits before you lose them!
  3. Big procedures. Have you always wanted a smile upgrade but not known where to start? Now is a perfect time! Give yourself a full smile restoration with dental implants or schedule an Invisalign consultation before the year comes to a close! The best part is that you will be able to use any leftover dental benefits to cover the costs. It’s time to take the leap you’ve always wanted to and get your smile upgrade scheduled. It’s never too late to feel proud of your smile. This is a great way to use your benefits before you lose them!

Whether you have pending treatment, need to come in for a hygiene appointment, or want to treat yourself to a smile makeover, now is the best time to do it! Plus, we would love for you to visit us at Storts Family Dental before the year comes to a close. Give us a call at our Ardmore, Marietta, or Madill location to be put on our schedule! The clock is ticking, which means it’s time to use it or lose it!
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What Are the Causes of Gum Bleeding?

What Are the Causes of Gum Bleeding?

Occasional bleeding of the gums can be caused by brushing the teeth too aggressively or switching toothbrushes. Frequent bleeding can point to signs of gum disease, gingivitis, or other serious dental or health conditions. Seeing blood rinse down your sink after your morning routine may be alarming at first, but many treatment options are available to help remedy the issue. Here are some of the causes that may contribute to bleeding gums.

Dental Conditions

Dental conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis are the main dental concerns marked by significant gum bleeding. When plaque between the teeth is not properly removed by flossing and brushing teeth, the leftover bacteria can break down the gum line. This can cause bleeding, inflammation, and pain, as well as further dental complications such as infections or tooth and bone loss. Other health conditions include vitamin C or vitamin K deficiencies. These vitamins help with blood flow and can be found in fruits and vegetables. Blood disorders such as hemophilia and leukemia can increase bleeding in the gums, as well. Pregnant women are at higher risk of experiencing gingivitis, but usually temporarily.

Other Causes of Bleeding Gums

While there can be numerous reasons for a person’s gums to bleed, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cleaning teeth regularly can help prevent frequent bleeding. Switching to a new or coarse toothbrush may also irritate the gum line and lead to bleeding. To help avoid inflammation, be firm yet gentle when brushing the teeth, especially with a new toothbrush. Blood-thinning medications such as heparin and aspirin can also impact gum health and should only be taken as prescribed. Tight dentures, poor diet, stress, and a lack of flossing can also lead to minor to severe gum bleeding. Schedule routine dental cleanings to help maintain healthy teeth and gums as well as to check for dental issues.

Seek Treatment From Storts Family Dentistry

If you’re currently experiencing frequent gum bleeding, seek diagnosis and treatment from Storts Family Dentistry. Our family practice in Ardmore, OK offers comprehensive dental services all under one roof, including preventative care, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthetics, and implants. Request a consultation at one of our three locations near you to get started on your journey to a healthy, happy smile.

How Does Soda Affect the Teeth?

How Does Soda Affect the Teeth?

According to Healthy Food America, sugary drinks—including soda—make up nearly half of all added sugars consumed by Americans. While most people know that soda and other sweets aren’t good for them, they may not realize the harm that soda can also have on their oral health.

How Does Soda Affect the Teeth?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that sugary drinks are the main source of added sugars in the American diet. Unfortunately for soda lovers, sugar is what reacts with bacteria in the mouth to form harmful acids. It will attack tooth enamel for about 20 minutes after drinking soda, which means brushing too soon afterward can actually cause more tooth damage. Although diet sodas may not expose the teeth to added sugars, they still contain corrosive acids like phosphoric acid and citric acid. These substances are just as harmful in softening the tooth enamel and can put soda drinkers at a higher risk of cavities and tooth decay.

Healthy Soda Alternatives

Limiting soda consumption doesn’t mean that the temptations of having a sugary, flavorful drink go away on their own. Some healthier alternatives that might help satisfy cravings include:

  • Unsweetened hot or iced tea
  • Naturally flavored soda water
  • Fresh-squeezed juice or lemonade
  • Kombucha
  • Coconut water

Can Damage From Soda Be Reduced?

Eliminating soda consumption completely isn’t the only solution. There are several ways to reduce the negative effects of drinking soda. Drinking soda in moderation (12 oz. of soda per day at most) and using a straw to reduce contact with the teeth can help reduce oral damage. Also, waiting 30-60 minutes to brush the teeth after having a soda will give the enamel time to recover.

One of the best ways to keep your teeth and enamel healthy is to schedule regular checkups and dental cleanings. Storts Family Dentistry is here to provide complete oral care to new and returning patients throughout Southern Oklahoma. To schedule an appointment at one of our three locations, call 580-223-6720 or contact us online.

The Dangers of Plaque to Teeth, Gums, and Overall Health

The Dangers of Plaque to Teeth, Gums, and Overall Health

Dental plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that feeds off of sugars from food and drinks, producing harmful acids in the process. Proper dental care is an effective way to minimize plaque, which, if left untreated, can cause major oral damage and lead to lasting health problems. Here’s a look at some of the dangers of untreated plaque to teeth, gums, and overall health.

Weakened Enamel and Tooth Decay

Brushing at least twice daily, flossing at least once daily, and having regular dental cleanings are all important lines of defense against the buildup of plaque and tartar, a harder and more dangerous form of plaque. Inadequate brushing and flossing habits allow plaque and the acids it produces to flourish on the surface of teeth. Over time, these acids wear away at enamel, making teeth more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause tooth decay and cavities.

Gum and Periodontal Disease

In addition to damaging tooth enamel, uncontrolled plaque can also lead to inflammation along the gumline, gum disease, and periodontal disease. Gum disease generally begins as gingivitis, when the gums become tender, red, swollen, and more prone to bleeding. If plaque and tartar along the gumline aren’t addressed, gingivitis can quickly worsen into periodontitis, when bacteria begin attacking underlying bone structures and ligaments.

Other Health Problems

Although further research is needed, scientists have in recent years discovered links between untreated periodontal disease and other major health problems throughout the body. Heart disease, dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and premature births are all more common in patients with gum and periodontal disease. These links can likely be traced to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and harming other parts of the body, or to inflammation spreading from the gums to important organs and bodily structures.

Maintaining healthy brushing and flossing habits and receiving professional dental care often are some of the best ways to help protect teeth, gums, and other areas of the body from the dangers of plaque and tartar buildup. At Storts Family Dentistry, our team provides a full range of dental services to patients throughout southern Oklahoma, including cleanings, root canals, and emergency dental care. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 580-223-6720.

Periodontal Disease Prevention Tips

Periodontal Disease Prevention Tips

In early adulthood, most people’s teeth have had to work pretty hard over the years to keep up with their nutritional needs. Healthy gums should maintain a tight fit around the teeth, protecting them from any leftover food or bacteria that can quickly harden and penetrate the gum line.

Periodontitis is caused by the buildup of plaque between gums and teeth and can lead to oral pain and discomfort. Consistently caring for the gums and teeth is essential for maintaining a healthy smile.

Brush and Floss Daily

The easiest way to help prevent periodontal disease is by maintaining frequent and consistent oral hygiene practices. Brushing twice a day and even after meals can help remove plaque and food debris between teeth and gums. Thorough brushing for at least two minutes, including the tongue, will help prevent bacteria from forming and causing gum disease. Flossing before brushing at least once a day can also help lift and remove the tiny food particles toothbrush bristles can’t quite reach.

Understand the Risks

Several factors can put an individual at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. Being aware of these risk factors and following a proper hygiene routine are essential for sustaining a healthy mouth. Risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of periodontitis include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress, grinding teeth
  • Medications that cause dry mouth and gums
  • Age

Know When to Visit a Professional

Most people visit the dentist or dental hygienist for cleanings every six to 12 months. After noticing severe bleeding of the gums, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a professional immediately. A dentist will evaluate a patient’s gums and surrounding oral tissues to identify early signs of gum disease and establish a preventative treatment plan.

The experienced dental professionals at Storts Family Dentistry provide quality dental care to new and returning patients at three southern Oklahoma locations. Trust our team to help prevent the onset of gum disease and keep your gums pink and healthy. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our family practice.

Four Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Tongue

Four Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Tongue

The tongue contains several flexible muscles that allow you to speak, chew, suck, and swallow. With over 10,000 taste buds, the tongue also plays a critical role in helping you taste and enjoy the food you eat.While most people understand the importance of caring for their teeth, it’s important to know that oral care goes beyond your pearly whites. Adopting the following dental habits will help protect your tongue and improve the overall health of your mouth.

Practice Basic Oral Hygiene

The surface of your tongue is covered in tiny bumps called papillae, which help you taste food. These sensory papillae can also trap bacteria that can result in bad breath, loss of taste, and changes to the physical appearance of the tongue. Just like the teeth, the tongue should be thoroughly brushed at least twice a day to remove any residual food or bacteria in the mouth. A toothbrush and tongue scraper are both sufficient tools for this task, but be sure to scrub tougher spots like the back of the tongue.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water has significant dental health benefits. When you don’t drink enough water, the body’s initial reaction is to stop producing saliva, which plays a vital role in fighting bad breath and protecting teeth from decay. Staying hydrated throughout the day helps wash away food particles and bacteria that live on your tongue. Try to drink at least eight cups of water a day for a healthier and happier tongue.

Keep a Healthy Diet

As a muscle, the tongue benefits from a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Your tongue thrives on iron-rich foods, which include leafy greens like spinach as well as red meats, seafood, and poultry. To further fight against harmful bacteria in the mouth, foods with anti-microbial components like chopped onions, ginger, garlic, and coconuts can also give your tongue a health boost.

Visit the Dentist Regularly

The American Dental Association highly recommends that patients visit the dentist at least once every six months. At Storts Family Dentistry, we’ll provide you with a thorough oral exam and routine cleaning to ensure your tongue and teeth are in good health. If you have noticed any significant changes in the overall health of your tongue or are experiencing a dental emergency, our dental professionals are here to meet your needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment today at one of our Southern Oklahoma locations.

How Does Soda Affect the Teeth?

According to Healthy Food America, sugary drinks—including soda—make up nearly half of all added sugars consumed by Americans. While most people know that soda and other sweets aren’t good for them, they may not realize the harm that soda can also have on their oral health.

How Does Soda Affect the Teeth?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that sugary drinks are the main source of added sugars in the American diet. Unfortunately for soda lovers, sugar is what reacts with bacteria in the mouth to form harmful acids. It will attack tooth enamel for about 20 minutes after drinking soda, which means brushing too soon afterward can actually cause more tooth damage. Although diet sodas may not expose the teeth to added sugars, they still contain corrosive acids like phosphoric acid and citric acid. These substances are just as harmful in softening the tooth enamel and can put soda drinkers at a higher risk of cavities and tooth decay.

Healthy Soda Alternatives

Limiting soda consumption doesn’t mean that the temptations of having a sugary, flavorful drink go away on their own. Some healthier alternatives that might help satisfy cravings include:

  • Unsweetened hot or iced tea
  • Naturally flavored soda water
  • Fresh-squeezed juice or lemonade
  • Kombucha
  • Coconut water

Can Damage From Soda Be Reduced?

Eliminating soda consumption completely isn’t the only solution. There are several ways to reduce the negative effects of drinking soda. Drinking soda in moderation (12 oz. of soda per day at most) and using a straw to reduce contact with the teeth can help reduce oral damage. Also, waiting 30-60 minutes to brush the teeth after having a soda will give the enamel time to recover.

One of the best ways to keep your teeth and enamel healthy is to schedule regular checkups and dental cleanings. Storts Family Dentistry is here to provide complete oral care to new and returning patients throughout Southern Oklahoma. To schedule an appointment at one of our three locations, call 580-223-6720 or contact us online.

The Dangers of Plaque to Teeth, Gums, and Overall Health

Dental plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that feeds off of sugars from food and drinks, producing harmful acids in the process. Proper dental care is an effective way to minimize plaque, which, if left untreated, can cause major oral damage and lead to lasting health problems. Here’s a look at some of the dangers of untreated plaque to teeth, gums, and overall health.

Weakened Enamel and Tooth Decay

Brushing at least twice daily, flossing at least once daily, and having regular dental cleanings are all important lines of defense against the buildup of plaque and tartar, a harder and more dangerous form of plaque. Inadequate brushing and flossing habits allow plaque and the acids it produces to flourish on the surface of teeth. Over time, these acids wear away at enamel, making teeth more vulnerable to the bacteria that cause tooth decay and cavities.

Gum and Periodontal Disease

In addition to damaging tooth enamel, uncontrolled plaque can also lead to inflammation along the gumline, gum disease, and periodontal disease. Gum disease generally begins as gingivitis, when the gums become tender, red, swollen, and more prone to bleeding. If plaque and tartar along the gumline aren’t addressed, gingivitis can quickly worsen into periodontitis, when bacteria begin attacking underlying bone structures and ligaments.

Other Health Problems

Although further research is needed, scientists have in recent years discovered links between untreated periodontal disease and other major health problems throughout the body. Heart disease, dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and premature births are all more common in patients with gum and periodontal disease. These links can likely be traced to oral bacteria entering the bloodstream and harming other parts of the body, or to inflammation spreading from the gums to important organs and bodily structures.

Maintaining healthy brushing and flossing habits and receiving professional dental care often are some of the best ways to help protect teeth, gums, and other areas of the body from the dangers of plaque and tartar buildup. At Storts Family Dentistry, our team provides a full range of dental services to patients throughout southern Oklahoma, including cleanings, root canals, and emergency dental care. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 580-223-6720.

Periodontal Disease Prevention Tips

In early adulthood, most people’s teeth have had to work pretty hard over the years to keep up with their nutritional needs. Healthy gums should maintain a tight fit around the teeth, protecting them from any leftover food or bacteria that can quickly harden and penetrate the gum line.

Periodontitis is caused by the buildup of plaque between gums and teeth and can lead to oral pain and discomfort. Consistently caring for the gums and teeth is essential for maintaining a healthy smile.

Brush and Floss Daily

The easiest way to help prevent periodontal disease is by maintaining frequent and consistent oral hygiene practices. Brushing twice a day and even after meals can help remove plaque and food debris between teeth and gums. Thorough brushing for at least two minutes, including the tongue, will help prevent bacteria from forming and causing gum disease. Flossing before brushing at least once a day can also help lift and remove the tiny food particles toothbrush bristles can’t quite reach.

Understand the Risks

Several factors can put an individual at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. Being aware of these risk factors and following a proper hygiene routine are essential for sustaining a healthy mouth. Risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of periodontitis include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress, grinding teeth
  • Medications that cause dry mouth and gums
  • Age

Know When to Visit a Professional

Most people visit the dentist or dental hygienist for cleanings every six to 12 months. After noticing severe bleeding of the gums, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a professional immediately. A dentist will evaluate a patient’s gums and surrounding oral tissues to identify early signs of gum disease and establish a preventative treatment plan.

The experienced dental professionals at Storts Family Dentistry provide quality dental care to new and returning patients at three southern Oklahoma locations. Trust our team to help prevent the onset of gum disease and keep your gums pink and healthy. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our family practice.

What Are the Causes of Gum Bleeding?

Occasional bleeding of the gums can be caused by brushing the teeth too aggressively or switching toothbrushes. Frequent bleeding can point to signs of gum disease, gingivitis, or other serious dental or health conditions. Seeing blood rinse down your sink after your morning routine may be alarming at first, but many treatment options are available to help remedy the issue. Here are some of the causes that may contribute to bleeding gums.

Dental Conditions

Dental conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis are the main dental concerns marked by significant gum bleeding. When plaque between the teeth is not properly removed by flossing and brushing teeth, the leftover bacteria can break down the gum line. This can cause bleeding, inflammation, and pain, as well as further dental complications such as infections or tooth and bone loss. Other health conditions include vitamin C or vitamin K deficiencies. These vitamins help with blood flow and can be found in fruits and vegetables. Blood disorders such as hemophilia and leukemia can increase bleeding in the gums, as well. Pregnant women are at higher risk of experiencing gingivitis, but usually temporarily.

Other Causes of Bleeding Gums

While there can be numerous reasons for a person’s gums to bleed, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cleaning teeth regularly can help prevent frequent bleeding. Switching to a new or coarse toothbrush may also irritate the gum line and lead to bleeding. To help avoid inflammation, be firm yet gentle when brushing the teeth, especially with a new toothbrush. Blood-thinning medications such as heparin and aspirin can also impact gum health and should only be taken as prescribed. Tight dentures, poor diet, stress, and a lack of flossing can also lead to minor to severe gum bleeding. Schedule routine dental cleanings to help maintain healthy teeth and gums as well as to check for dental issues.

Seek Treatment From Storts Family Dentistry

If you’re currently experiencing frequent gum bleeding, seek diagnosis and treatment from Storts Family Dentistry. Our family practice in Ardmore, OK offers comprehensive dental services all under one roof, including preventative care, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthetics, and implants. Request a consultation at one of our three locations near you to get started on your journey to a healthy, happy smile.

Happy Teeth-safe Food Month everyone

Happy Teeth-safe Food Month everyone

Happy Teeth-safe Food Month everyone! Food plays an important role in our lives and is linked to our health in more ways than we can count. Your oral health is no exception! Gaining knowledge about which foods are helpful and which are destructive for your teeth is integral to keeping your smile healthy. 

 

Cavities are one of the most infamous dental problems. They can be directly linked to what we eat. One of the most common causes of cavities is the consumption of refined sugar. Refined sugar is broken down by bacteria and turned into acid, which in turn dissolves the tooth enamel. Because of this, the frequency of sugar consumption is actually more detrimental to your oral health than the amount of sugar you consume in one sitting. So what are some of the safest ways to still enjoy your favorite sugary treats while keeping your teeth safe?

 

  • Avoid having sugar in your mouth for an extended time. Some examples of this are soda and candies you suck on, such as lollipops. If you want to enjoy a sugary snack, a quick dessert like a piece of cake or pie is much better. When you are eating something quickly, the saliva in your mouth will be hard at work washing the debris away. 
  • Eat sweets at a time you know you will brush soon afterward. Most people will brush their teeth pretty soon after eating a meal. Therefore, this is one of the best times to consume a sweet treat. If you’re snacking on sweets at a random time during the day, you are less likely to brush until later, and the sugar will have more time to sit on your teeth and will be more likely to damage them.
  • If you want to snack, find substitutes! Many delicious snacks are much better for your teeth than candy and sweets but can still satisfy your cravings for something tasty! Try snacking on berries or yogurt – they are both sweet and good for your teeth!

 

Having a healthy diet is very important for your oral health. The right foods keep your teeth safe and also keep your gums and bones strong. Finding foods you enjoy that are also rich in vitamins is important and not hard to do! Foods containing folic acid, calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin C are some of the best options for strong teeth and healthy gums. Here are some of our top picks…

 

  • Dark green leafy vegetables. When people think of calcium, they usually think of milk. However, certain leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and collard greens are chock full of calcium and will keep your teeth strong. 
  • Beans, seeds, and nuts. These three foods have endless uses and can enhance many meals. They also contain folic acid, which will strengthen the supporting soft tissue in your mouth.
  • Citrus. Whether you prefer fresh-squeezed orange juice or peeling and eating a clementine, citrus is delicious, rich in vitamin C, and perfect for keeping your soft mouth tissue healthy.
  • Meat. Meats such as chicken and fish are versatile and delicious. You can’t go wrong with either because there are so many ways to cook and season them! In addition to this, they contain vitamin B12, which is great for keeping your gums healthy.
  • Dairy. Saving the best for last! Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and yogurt will kill two birds with one stone. They contain both calcium and vitamin B12, which are beneficial to the health of your gums and teeth!

 

Food allergies are unfortunately quite common, especially when it comes to foods such as nuts and dairy. The food items listed above are just the beginning when it comes to food that is good for your teeth. You have so many choices that you will never be bored! Making sure you eat a variety of foods with the above vitamins and minerals will heighten your oral health as well as increase your overall well-being. We can give you plenty of tips on our blog, but it’s always better to come to see us in person! Give us a call today at (580) 223-6720 to schedule an appointment!