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Many people know their diet is linked to the health of their entire body, but did you know your diet can also be connected to the health of your smile? Well, it’s true! Your choice in diet can affect your oral health, which is why Dr. Robert P. Sherman at Robert P. Sherman in Leawood, Kansas, is happy to provide you these tips to help keep your body and smile healthy through a proper diet.

One of the most significant 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 body’s health, you could spare yourself from eating unhealthy foods and drinks. It is also essential to drink plenty of water. Saliva and the constant flow of water will to keep your mouth clear of bacteria, and keep food particles from nesting in your smile.

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

As you can see, there is a close connection between your diet and your oral health. If you are ready for a dental cleaning or would like to learn more about your oral health, please call us today at 913-685-2171 to set up an appointment with a member of our friendly staff.