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Just like any other part of your body, your teeth and mouth need healthy foods. You should talk to our dentist, Dr. Nidal Obeid, about the best foods for your smile, and here are the vitamins you may need:

Vitamin A can be great for your mucus membranes. You can find it in poultry, meat, as well as in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin D is a no-brainer. It is good for your teeth and your bones, since it helps your body absorb calcium. Milk is a terrific way to get the vitamin D you need. Vitamin C is very beneficial for your body, but it can also help your mouth as well, since it is good for the systems that support your teeth. While fruits and vegetables can contain vitamin C, citrus fruits in particular are great sources.

Phosphorus can be found in protein foods like eggs, meat and certain nuts. Phosphorous is a key component in the health of your teeth, and works in conjunction with calcium to help keep your teeth and bones strong. Speaking of calcium, it could be the prime vitamin for strengthening your teeth and bones. You can find calcium in dairy products, and leafy vegetables. You may also want to talk with your doctor or our dentist about taking a vitamin or mineral substance.

If you would like to know more about keeping your smile health, we would love to tell you more. Make an appointment at Family Dental of Lincoln in Chicago, Illinois, by calling 773-561-5106 today to plan your visit to our office.