Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park
7867 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33626

Sink Your Teeth into Foods That are Good for Them

Healthy Teeth

There’s nothing sweet about tooth decay, and it’s no secret that sugar is its number one cause. But what you may not know is, there’s more to a healthy smile than a simple avoidance of cookies, cakes, and candies. Some foods, it turns out, actually help your teeth ward of disease the same way they help your body build immunity. Best of all, they’re easy to find and simple to enjoy.

Antioxidants help our bodies fight disease, but they also play a role in good dental care. Antioxidants have been shown to help reduce inflammation and limit its effect on teeth and gums. Some of the best-known antioxidants are beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, which can be found in many fruits and vegetables such as cantaloupe, berries, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, carrots, and kale. Other sources include almonds and milk.

While antioxidants help to reduce the development of dental problems, foods with crunch and calcium can help remove existing ones. Eating crunchy foods like apples, carrots, celery, and pears, can remove damaging plaque, along with coffee, tea, and red wine stains. Calcium-filled foods like dairy products, leafy greens, and nuts can help strengthen teeth and have the ability to redeposit the minerals on tooth enamel that have been removed by acidic foods.

Aside from sugar, acidic foods can cause some of the worst problems, say dental care experts. And surprisingly, those damaging acids can be found in healthy foods like citrus and tomatoes. But you can still enjoy these acid-containing foods by eating them along with other fruits and vegetables that are high in water content. Their water content will dilute the acids and stimulate your saliva to wash away food particles.

Many people use sugar substitutes to avoid sugar’s harmful dental effects. While these sugar substitutes don’t produce the acids or bacteria that contribute to tooth decay, sugarless or sugar-free products can be just as damaging as sugar.

The foods you eat can make a tremendous difference in the health of your teeth and gums, but the most important part of dental care is regular visits to your dentist. It takes a family dentistry expert to detect and resolve dental problems before they become more serious and expensive to treat. Fortunately, you can find an excellent and affordable dentist in Citrus Park who will provide the quality and compassionate dental care you need.

To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist in Citrus Park, call Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park today at (813) 448-3957 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Citrus Park. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park, 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 Citrus Park. 

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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 448-3957
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