Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 8: Strawberries
When it comes to diet and teeth, the information can get confusing. Everyone knows they need frequent checkups from the dentist, an orthodontist may be necessary, and one-day appliances such as braces or Invisalign may be in order. But aside from regular brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to understand what we can do to take care of our teeth daily. There is plenty we can do, however. Our diet is a huge piece of our dental care, and not only for the individual teeth. Alignment issues, the thing that orthodontists take care of that seems to be out of our control, can actually be helped by what we eat like strawberries.
Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries, for example, can benefit your teeth in a number of ways. The high vitamin C content of strawberries can strengthen your gums. This is because vitamin C is key to the production of collagen, which is a protein that is vital to healthy gums. Healthy gums are important for many reasons, some you may not realize.
Did you know that healthy gums are needed for proper tooth alignment? If you get Invisalign, and your gums are weak, all the work that the appliance does will be undone as soon as it is removed because the gums will not be strong enough to keep the teeth in place.
Contact Us Today for an Appointment
Nothing is going to change about your smile until you take action. Call today to learn more about what the best orthodontist in Nashville TN can offer you. Enjoy the professional and inviting atmosphere at Gluck Orthodontics as you are welcomed into the office. Dr. Gluck and his staff will strive to make you comfortable and keep you well-informed about all of your orthodontic options.
Remember that your choice to have orthodontic treatment will give you a boost of confidence and make your smile shine. You’ll also be able to have better oral hygiene and avoid problems like TMJ disorders due to a poor bite or misalignment of your teeth. Dr. Gluck is here for you to bring out the best in your smile. Make your appointment today.
• Dr. Joel Gluck
• Dr. Jonathan Gluck
Gluck Orthodontics – Nashville Orthodontist
2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite A-200 Nashville, TN 37215
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.
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