Dentist Approved Foods For A Healthy Smile

Having a beautiful smile gives anyone the boost in confidence to show up in social situations with a different attitude. And it is not just about having a beautiful smile, it’s also about having a healthy one. If it’s not healthy, it will stop being beautiful. 

There are a lot of things we can do on a daily basis to have and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. 

Having a good oral hygiene routine, being mindful of how we use our teeth, and of course, going to regular dentist check-ups are all habits that keep our smile healthy. But, there is another aspect that many people overlook: nutrition.

And it is not just about the sugary candy that we all know can damage our teeth. Some foods play an important role in strengthening our teeth too 

The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Eating foods from all food groups and keeping your diet balanced will promote a healthy smile. These are some of the foods that can help with your oral health:

Cheese and Other Dairy Products 

Cheese, yogurt, and milk add to a healthy smile as they contain calcium and casein. This substance helps keep your teeth's enamel healthy and strong and maintain a good bone density. 

Leafy Greens 

These superfoods are good for many reasons, but leafy greens such as kale or spinach are rich in folic acids, vitamins, and minerals that keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong.


Fresh fruits and vegetables are amazing for our overall health, including oral health. Apples, carrots, and celery do a great job of keeping our teeth and gums clean and fresh. 


They contain calcium and phosphorus, which keeps the bacteria away and help avoid plaque and cavities from developing.

Foods to avoid

You probably know most of these foods and are aware of how damaging they can be. But it’s good to remind ourselves which foods and beverages are better to avoid to keep healthy smiles:

  • Sugary sweets and candy 
  • Soft, sugary drinks
  • Citrus 
  • Wine 
  • Pickles 
  • Sports drinks 

These lists can be extended and there is so much we can learn about foods that help us enjoy a healthy life with a healthy smile.

If you would like to learn more about how to properly care for your kid's oral health with the help of an expert doctor, schedule a consultation with Dr. John if you have any diet-specific questions. 

Book Your Child's Appointment with Us 

At South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer personalized care to our patients based on their needs. We know very well that no two patients are the same and they require different treatment and approaches. 

Get in touch with us at the following link here and let us know what you need. We will find a way to help you. 

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