Foods that are Good for Your Teeth

Maintaining good dental health is key to keeping your teeth healthy and looking great. In addition to seeing your dentist regularly and practicing good oral hygiene at home, eating a well-balanced diet is also important to keeping your teeth healthy. Here are some foods, which are good for your teeth. By incorporating these foods into your regular diet, you can help your teeth stay healthy, beautiful and strong.

Dairy Products

Dairy products like cheese and natural yogurt contain both calcium and protein, which are nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. The probiotics or beneficial bacteria found in yogurt also benefit your gums. Just steer clear of yogurts with added sugar and choose plain, all-natural varieties instead.

Leafy Greens

Not surprising, leafy greens are good for your teeth just as they’re good for your overall health. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in calcium which helps build and strengthen tooth enamel. If you have trouble incorporating leafy greens into your daily diet, look for smoothie recipes that include these greens or just add a handful to your casseroles or pizza toppings.

Carrots and Celery

Because carrots are rich in fiber, eating a handful of raw carrots after a meal helps produce saliva, which reduces your risk of tooth decay. Carrots are also a good source of Vitamin A, which helps keep teeth and gums healthy. Celery is also full of fiber to help with both “scrubbing” the teeth and producing saliva to ward off tooth decay. Celery also contains antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help keep your gums healthy.


Rich in calcium, protein and low in sugar, almonds are great for keeping your teeth healthy. Just eat a handful of almonds with your lunch or dinner or add a few to salads or stir-fry to help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

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As a wellness-oriented dental practice, the team at Smilehaven Dental Center is proud to provide dental treatment that is natural, holistic, biocompatible and green. Whether you’re looking for a provider of cosmetic dentistry in La Mesa, California that is both safe & effective or need restorative dentistry to improve the function and appearance of your smile, we can provide you with the dental care you need!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chan, please complete the Appointment Request form on our website. One of our friendly staff members will then contact you to set up an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile!