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Did you know that healthy foods are responsible for not only our waistline but our gum line as well? Rather than putting all the pressure on combatting harmful bacteria and food residue buildup in our mouths, keeping your food choices healthy is the first step in protecting your teeth and preventing oral ailments such as tooth decay and gum disease. For more information, take the following healthy foods quiz:

Which of the following foods can improve your oral health?
a.) Foods that produce excess saliva in your mouth
b.) Foods that help neutralize acids
c.) Foods that help wash away debris and harmful bacteria
d.) All of the above

Which of the following is a potential danger that a bad diet can have on your oral health?
a.) A bad diet can destroy your tooth enamel
b.) A bad diet can cause your teeth to fall out
c.) A bad diet can destroy your smile
d.) All of the above

True or False: Crunchy foods with high water content can keep your teeth healthy and clean.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Foods high in calcium and phosphorus, such as chicken, milk, nuts, and various cheeses, can help to re-mineralize your tooth enamel.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, a, a

Don’t delay in visiting our team at Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC to check if you are suffering from an unhealthy diet. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bertha Bravo and our team at our dentist office in Hempstead, New York, please call us at 516-485-1145. The smile of your dreams is only a visit away!