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Many people understand that their diet is linked to the health of their body, but did you know your diet is related to the health of your smile? Well, it’s true! Your diet can affect the health of your smile, which is why Dr. Mark Simpson at Simpson Dental Associates in Charleston, West Virginia, is happy to provide you these tips to help keep your body and smile healthy through a proper diet.

One of the most vital tips about your diet and oral health is to think before you eat, especially any sweets. If you think first about how the items will affect your health, you could spare yourself from consuming unhealthy foods or drinks. It is also important to remember to drink plenty of water. Water and saliva clean bacteria from your teeth and keep food particles from nesting in your smile.

Foods that are known to be healthy for your teeth and gums include fruits, whole grains, and lean protein such as lean beef, lean chicken and fish. Other smile-friendly foods include peas dry beans, low-fat dairy foods, and fruits. These foods are healthy and can help give you a strong body, along with healthy gums and a healthy smile.

If you are concerned about your oral health, our would like to come in for your six-month checkup, please call us today at 304-342-6162 to set up an appointment. Our friendly team is happy to help you and your smile in any way we can.