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“Confusing” is the straightforward method of explaining popular health guidelines. At Shelly Ereth Barone, we want you to have robust dental health wherever you are, whether that’s at home, at work or anywhere else. Here are a few oral cavity-healthy treats you can rest easy chomping on (and drinking).

Leafy greens. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are stuffed with minerals that perform miracles for your oral health. The folic acid they contain is great for your gums, and they are also awesome sources of protein and calcium.

Water. Sure, water is a drink, but the benefits of drinking it are so awesome for your chompers that we had to include it with this list of foods. When you drink water, you wash out food remnants and bacteria from your mouth. Once bacteria are rinsed away, your teeth become less likely to erosion and your mouth becomes healthier.

Yogurt. Yogurt contains helpful bacteria called probiotics which poke out detrimental bacteria from your gums. And like cheese, yogurt has protein and calcium to fortify your pearly whites. If you do choose to go for yogurt, don’t decide to get any with added sugar. Instead, elect for natural varieties like Greek yogurt.

If you would like to hear about additional foods that enhance oral health, please give Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone and Shelly Ereth Barone in Metairie, Louisiana, a call at 504-832-1164 to pencil in a checkup.