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Although there are many foods that can easily damage your teeth and gums, there are also many foods that can help protect your mouth.

Protect your teeth and strengthen your tooth enamel with a healthy diet. Listed below are some common questions about tooth-healthy foods and snacks:

What are the benefits of eating healthy foods?
a.) Some foods, such as chicken, nuts, milk, and cheeses, contain minerals that can strengthen tooth enamel
b.) Some foods, like snacks and candies, contain sugars that prevent cavities
c.) Some healthy foods, especially those with a high water content, such as crunchy apples or pears, can help wash away harmful acids and plaque buildup
d.) Both a and c

Can you spot which oral ailment is likely to be avoided by healthy eating habits?
a.) Cavities
b.) Dental erosion
c.) Tooth decay and gum disease
d.) All of the above

True or False: Minerals such as phosphorus and calcium can strengthen tooth enamel.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Foods with low pH levels are healthy options for your teeth.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, a, b

To learn more about healthy and unhealthy foods and other oral health dangers, contact Dr. Edward Brandon and our team at Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc by calling us at 440-526-8688. If you would like an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Brecksville, Ohio. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.