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Many people know their diet is linked to the health of their body, but did you know your diet can also be linked to the health of your smile? Your diet can affect your oral health, which is why Dr. Bennett R. Shanker at Shanker Dental in Bridgeton, New Jersey, is happy to provide you these tips to help keep your body and smile healthy through a proper diet.

One of the most important tips about your diet and oral health is to think before you eat. If you think first about how the food or drink will affect your health, you could spare unhealthy foods or drinks from being consumed. It is also important to drink plenty of water. Saliva and constant flow of water could keep your mouth clear of bacteria and food particles from nesting in your smile.

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

If you would like to learn more about your oral health or feel it’s time to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 856-455-1183 to make an appointment. Our professional team is happy to assist you in any way we can.