Richard Chan Orthodontics Shares 4 Foods For Healthy Teeth

By: Richard Chan Orthodontics
MONROE, Wash. - Jan. 29, 2023 - PRLog -- The start of a new year is often a time of renewed intentions for better health and well being. In this spirit, the team at Richard Chan Orthodontics has some helpful information for braces wearers on eating for healthy teeth.

Here, the Monroe, Bothell, Mill Creek, WA, and Juneau, AK orthodontist lists four key foods that support strong, healthy teeth. Make sure to include these foods both during braces treatment and afterwards.

1. Brightly Colored Fruits and Vegetables

Vividly-hued fruits and vegetables pack a punch when it comes to nutrients for maintaining strong teeth. Many contain lots of vitamins A, C, D and K — vitamins that help build robust oral tissue and gums, maintain a good level of saliva, and contribute to a strong jawbone and teeth.

For crunchier fruits and vegetables, Dr. Chan suggests cutting them into bite size pieces or cooking to soften so bits don't get stuck in braces or damage them.

2. Soft Cheeses

Cheese contains teeth-strengthening calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and protein. Eating cheese also helps lower the mouth's pH balance, reducing the acids that can damage tooth enamel, cause stains, and contribute to tooth decay.

Dr. Chan's professional tip: Boost cheese's calcium absorption by pairing cheese with other vitamin D-rich foods like leafy greens.

3. Lean Proteins

Protein helps gum tissue and the mucosal lining of the mouth heal faster. Protein-rich foods also have lots of phosphorus which helps protect and rebuild tooth enamel. Try poultry, fish, eggs, and lean beef.

When eating lean proteins with braces, Dr. Chan suggests cutting your protein in small, bite-size pieces, then chewing with your molars. Don't tear chunks with your front teeth as the food might get stuck in your braces.

4. Water

Drinking plenty of water is a must for maintaining a healthy oral environment. Dr. Chan and the Richard Chan Orthodontics team recommend staying well-hydrated with water to support healthy teeth because it has no sugar, keeps your saliva at optimum levels, and helps avoid dry mouth.

About Richard Chan Orthodontics

Dr. Chan ( and his team strive to provide informed, stress-free braces and Invisalign treatment for a lifetime of healthy, functional teeth. Orthodontic treatments at Richard Chan Orthodontics ( focus on every patient's specific needs, lifestyle, and budget. And whether visiting the Bothell, Monroe, Mill Creek, WA, or Juneau, AK orthodontic office, patients are greeted by a friendly team at a bright, modern office designed with patient comfort in mind.

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