Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

5 Foods to Choose and Chew for Better Dental Care

Are you wondering how you can improve you dental health and dental care habits? Get the healthy smile you crave by choosing these dental diet superfoods.

  1. Punch up the Crunch

Craving a crunchy snack like cookies, pretzels, or chips? Rather than spoil your smile with sugary and starchy foods, your dentist prefers that you reach for crunchy veggies and fruits. See, eating crisp fruits and vegetables calls for lots of chewing, which scrubs plaque from teeth and increases your saliva to wash away bacteria. Choose to crunch and clean with carrots, apples, cucumbers, and other firm fruits and veggies. Ask your family dentistry clinic about easy ways to add these into your snacks and meals.

  1. Melt for Cheese

Be as cheesy as you like! According to family dentistry experts, eating cheese can neutralize the acid in your mouth that can lead to the kind of dental damage requiring a trip to your affordable dentist. Plus, cheese is high in calcium, which strengthens tooth enamel, as well as builds healthy teeth and bones. And the chewing that cheese requires increases your saliva, which can wash away oral bacteria.

  1. Milk It

Your dentist knows that milk is also high in calcium, which strengthens tooth enamel and neutralizes acids in the mouth that cause dental decay and disease.

  1. Be a Protein Pro

Pump up the protein to strengthen your smile. Protein sources like lean meats, fish, chicken, turkey, and eggs are very rich in phosphorous, which dental care experts have found is essential for healthy teeth.

  1. More Sugarless Gum

Less is more, as long it’s sugarless gum, which offers more dental protection. Chewing sugarless gum stimulates your saliva, which rinses away bacteria that’s clinging to your teeth. Yet, your affordable dentist will warn that you must choose sugarless brands to get the dental benefits.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis.

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I was impressed with Dr Scarupa. I went for a route canal and he really put me at ease. He allowed my husband to hold my hand , while he gave me the shot. He numb the gum before he inserted the […]
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Always on schedule and excellent service. Also no billing issues.
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Michelle cleaned my teeth. She does an amazing job and if fast and efficient. Highly recommend Michelle at Dental One Dr Val for other major dental work !
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You made my son feel comfortable
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Rarely ever wait more than a couple minutes.
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Dr. Khaleif and his assistant Pat explained everything thoroughly and put me at ease because I am not a good patient.
Paulette P.
Best Dentist in the World–Dr. Val! Warm, friendly and efficient office staff. Extremely positive experience from my first and the quick appointment I was given for my dental problem.
Rebecca R.
Dr. Sagafi is the best orthodontist in the area! Very knowledgeable and experienced. She is extremely kind to everyone and makes you feel like your her only patient. Highly recommended! -Jose
Admin M.
These people are wonderful. Every appointment brings joy to my heart. Love Adam!
Matt J.
Great service, Friendly environment and Dr. B is great a explaining everything she is doing and why it needs to be done.
David B.
Doctor Sagafi has been very helpful, and the staff is very nice.
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I love Dr. Sagafi! She’s really nice.
Victoria S.
Cheryl is so professional and friendly that I drive an hour to see her.
Sean F.
Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
John K.
Very friendly staff
Michele N.
Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
Timothy H.
Dr Sagafi is great! Always a wonderful experience with her and her team
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Best Dental office I’ve ever been a patient of, so helpful that every specialist is all in the same office. From dental to oral surgery to ortho to periodontist to you name it it’s all covered […]
Janelle W.
My appointment began within 5 minutes of the scheduled time (virtually unheard of in the medical industry) and I was out of the office (after a cleaning and XRays in less than 45 minutes!)
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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