Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Pour the Milk and Slice the Oranges – How Food Can Boost Your Dental Health

Healthy Teeth

When someone mentions that food affects your teeth, you probably roll your eyes and prepare yourself to hear about all the delicious things you should never eat. However, there are plenty of foods that actually improve your dental health, and most of them taste great. In fact, a healthy diet can be part of your dental care routine.

Calcium and Its Sidekick, Vitamin D
As any mom, doctor, or expert in family dentistry will tell you, milk rocks. You need 800 milligrams of calcium daily to effectively reduce your risk of periodontal disease, and you need vitamin D to help your bones absorb it. Together, they keep your teeth and your jawbone strong; if you do develop periodontal disease, a healthy jawbone will keep a tighter hold on your teeth and reduce the risk of tooth loss. Get calcium from low-fat dairy products, almonds, soybeans, and leafy greens like kale. To boost your vitamin D, eat wild salmon, sardines, egg yolks, and low-fat yogurt.

Vitamin C: Produce Power
Vitamin C helps keep your gums strong and healthy by strengthening blood vessels and connective tissues that hold your teeth firmly in your jaw. Its powerful antioxidant properties also reduce inflammation, which is linked to gingivitis. Increase your vitamin C intake with citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, white potatoes, leafy greens, berries, and summer squash.

Beyond Milk: How Beverages Help Your Teeth
Even what you drink can help your teeth. Water flushes food particles from between teeth and increases your saliva levels. Saliva deters tooth decay by counteracting acids that damage enamel. If you suffer from dry mouth, you may have an increased risk of dental problems. Don’t try to relieve dryness with hard candies; drink lots of water and chew sugarless gum instead. If you get tired of plain water, try unsweetened green tea. Tea leaves contain antioxidants that fight the bacteria associated with gum disease.

Supplement Your Diet with Good Dental Care
Eating right and practicing good oral hygiene are both essential for a great smile, but don’t forget to visit your dentist in Mount Dora regularly. If tooth or gum problems are caught early, your dentist can treat them with less invasive techniques. Family dentistry practices offer convenient, affordable treatment for everyone in your household, so don’t wait another day; act now to keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora. 

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Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
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New hygienist was great.
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the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
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Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
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Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
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I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
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As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
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I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
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I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
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Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
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I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
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Visit went very well.
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