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

Food & Nutrients to Optimize Your Oral Health

Healthy Teeth

You may know the foods that can keep you healthy and trim, but were you aware that some of those very same foods can also enhance your dental health? Just one more reason to choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The key to healthy teeth and gums is daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to your family dentistry expert, and a diet rich in certain nutrients, like vitamin C and calcium. Learn why these nutrients will optimize your oral health and which foods you should add to your diet to ensure balanced intake.

Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D work together to protect your teeth and bones. Without sufficient levels of calcium and vitamin D, your teeth will suffer. Consuming a diet rich in foods such as yogurt, milk, cheese, kale, broccoli, wild salmon, herring, and eggs (with the yolk) will ensure that you get a balance of calcium and vitamin D to maintain your bones and teeth. For some, supplements may be needed to reach adequate levels.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is vital to keeping gums healthy. A diet high in vitamin C-rich produce can lower your risk of gum disease. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation, which is a major cause of the gum disease, gingivitis. It is found in many foods, such as strawberries, pineapple, papaya, kiwi, cantaloupe, lemons, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, kidney beans, cauliflower, cabbage, and more.

Water

Your body is 60% water, so drinking plenty of it can help to reduce plaque and tartar. Water helps to wash away food debris that gets trapped in the teeth and maintains high levels of saliva, which offers a protective effect. This is why a dry mouth needs to be discussed and carefully addressed with a family dentistry expert.

Green Tea

If you don’t like the idea of drinking plain water all day, consider drinking unsweetened herbal green tea. Antioxidants found in green tea inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause periodontal disease and break down gum tissue.

Dental care isn’t simply about routine visits to an affordable dentist in Annapolis or daily brushing and flossing. Eating a diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables and low in extra sugar will also protect your teeth and gums.

To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist 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 11 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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly, efficient service. Convenient location. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Val, Dr. Kleif, and Michelle for many years. Nice to keep seeing familiar faces.
Kirsten G.
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 […]
John K.
The staff is polite and helpful. They are always busy, which I guess is a great thing
Brandi P.
I really like Dr. Sagafi she’s very nice and makes sure I’m always comfortable
Selena S.
Thank you Dr Safari and your awesome staff for making and keeping our smiles straight! Love your orthodontics department Dental One!
Schusterfam S.
Dr. Khleif was amazing. I was told I needed an operation by my dentist, Dr. Bjorklund, and he was able to fit me into his schedule with no problem. He was kind and explained the procedure so I knew […]
Kaitlin B.
Quick efficient service.
David D.
Dr. Val and the staff at Dental One Associates always do a superb job and are pleasant to deal with.
Steven P.
My experiences at Dental One in Annapolis have always been exemplary .The friendliness of the staff (Maxine especially) and the dentists, specialists, and technicians make it a joy to visit (I […]
David I.
I love coming here for my monthly check up. Everyone is really nice and accomodating. Dr Sagafi is really amazing!!!
Nikhola G.
Always getting good service.
Petra W.
Dr. Fooksman is wonderful.
Benjamin M.
I love Dr. Sagafi! She’s really nice.
Victoria S.
Ive been using Dental one for the last few years and they are great. Nice, professional, easy to get an appointment. Every thing you could want in a dental office.
Jason W.
Dr. Sagafi And the ortho staff are great.
Heather B.
Appointments are always on-time, and thorough. I feel like I receive a good service each time I come into the office.
Gayle A.
Great service, Friendly environment and Dr. B is great a explaining everything she is doing and why it needs to be done.
David B.
Always a good experience with a great staff all around.
Michael M.
Very friendly and professional.
Edward H.
Jennifer was personable, friendly, informative, and performs her job very well
Nancy H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • 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 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
Our Location