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If you are interested in caring for your smile beyond performing a daily oral hygiene routine and attending your six month checkups, this is the perfect blog for you! Many people don’t know that different foods can affect your oral health and your smile, which is why we strongly recommend eating the best foods and avoiding the worst foods for your smile.

The best foods and drinks for your smile

• Water
• Milk
• Nuts
• Cheese
• Meat
• Firm or crunchy fruits
• Vegetables
• Sugar substitutes
• Sugar-free foods

The worst foods and drinks for your smile

• Candy, like jolly ranchers, sour patch kids, starburst, etc.
• Cookies
• Cake
• Bananas
• Raisins
• Dried fruits
• Muffins
• Potato chips
• Sugary juice
• Cough drops
• Soda
• French fries
• Pretzels

Even though we have provided these lists, it is still OK to eat sugary sweets and drinks every once in awhile. All food is good in moderation. But if you do eat or drink sweet, sugary products, please brush and floss your teeth after you are finished. We care for you and your oral health, and we want you to have the strongest and healthiest smile possible. Call our office today if you would like to learn more about dental care and nutrition!