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You know the old saying, “happy wife, happy life?” Well, as true as that statement is, so is the statement that healthy food makes for happy teeth.

Your teeth are are one of the few things in this life that you only get one of. That makes taking care of them important, and so you always want to be doing your best to keep them happy.

One of the best ways to keep them happy, according to Dr. Trey Morrow, Dr. Pat Breaux and Dr. Jennie Reardon and the rest of the team at [pratice_name] in Greenville, South Carolina, is to eat the right food. Doing this gives you the benefit of increasing your oral and tooth health, and helping out your waistline as well. It’s like killing two birds with one stone.

So, let’s take a look at what food makes for a happy tooth.

Fruit
Fresh fruit is a great food for any diet, but it’s especially great for your teeth. The vitamins and minerals have proven to help strengthen overall tooth structure. The one you’ll want to avoid, though, is citrus. Those fruits have a high level of acids that can do a number on your enamel. You don’t need to cut them out completely – just be careful of how much you eat.

Pasta
Surprisingly, pasta has some great benefits aside from being a great source of carb-loading for athletes. It’s a great meal that’s filling and doesn’t leave a lot of residue in your mouth. That’s honestly the biggest problem with a lot of food that’s bad for your teeth. They leave sugary or oily residues behind that become a haven for bacteria.

Choosing the right food for your tooth health comes down to making sure you’re not eating too-sugary a diet, as that leaves behind a lot of junk that invites bacteria. If you have other questions, feel free to call us today at 864-234-7023.