Broccoli in a strainerOnce one of our Phoenix-area patients at Desert Smiles has undergone the smile makeover process with Dr. Donald Wilcox, our cosmetic dentistry specialist practicing out of Glendale AZ, it’s important for these patients to take proactive steps to help protect their great new smiles in the future.

Although brushing and flossing twice each day, and scheduling regular dental checkups, are the surest way to pinpoint any blossoming problems with your new smile after a makeover, there also are everyday choices you can make to promote great smile health.

The foods you choose to eat loom large among those smile-preservation considerations.

Foods can be so instrumental in damaging and alternately preserving someone’s smile that the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recently released a free e-book called “Recipes for a Healthier Smile,” which you can download by following this highlighted link.

Here are three healthy-smile foods that make their way into some of the recipes in the book:

  • Basil — One of Mother Nature’s antibiotics is useful for reducing mouth bacteria.
  • Broccoli — This vegetable protects teeth from staining or enamel erosion by creating an acid-proof layer on the teeth.
  • Ginger — This is another natural disease-fighter than can help promote your healthy smile.

If you live in the area of Phoenix or Glendale, Arizona and suffer from dental health problems that are painful, embarrassing or prevent you from eating, speaking or performing other otherwise normal activities, don’t hesitate to schedule your smile makeover consultation with Dr. Wilcox at Desert Smiles: 602-978-1790.

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