119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642

Healthy Diet for Healthy Smiles

ThinkstockPhotos-458058345Gouverneur dentist Dr. Nicholas Gardner practices complete dentistry. Dr. Gardner and his dental care team believe that to have a healthy smile you must care for and understand all aspects of a patient’s health and well-being. Dr. Gardner builds healthy and functional smiles through conservative dental care that treats the root of the problem for sustainable and high-quality results.

A healthy smile begins with a healthy diet and oral hygiene routine. Eating a balanced and healthy diet can improve your smile and your overall health. Foods high in calcium help to build strong bones, and foods high in fiber can help to clean the plaque build up off your teeth. Some foods may even help to whiten and brighten your smile.

Foods With Oral Health Benefits

  • Nuts: Nuts are a good part of a healthy diet. Nuts can help to strengthen teeth. High in protein and hard to chew, nuts can help make teeth stronger. As with all foods, moderation is important, and brushing and flossing regularly can help keep food particles from building up in between teeth.
  • Strawberries: Strawberries have a high malic acid content. Malic acid helps to whiten your teeth. A great idea is to mix some pureed strawberry with baking soda for a temporary natural teeth whitening solution.
  • Water: Water keeps you hydrated, and can help to prevent dry mouth. Fluoridated water can actually help to strengthen tooth enamel. Water can also keep sugars and acids from damaging teeth by washing them away.

Eating well and brushing twice a day can help strengthen and whiten your smile. Oral health is essential to living a healthy life. Dr. Gardner offers cosmetic, restorative and preventative dentistry so you may enjoy your optimal oral health. Frequent visits to your Gouverneur, NY dentist office for professional cleanings and checkups can help Dr. Gardner diagnose any health concerns early for effective and conservative treatment.

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Our Gouverneur dentist office welcomes patients of all ages. We look forward to meeting you and your whole family! Dr. Gardner and our dental care team will make you feel right at home and start you on your way to enjoying the benefits of optimal oral health. Contact our office or schedule a visit online.


Nicholas F. Gardner, DDSGouverneur, NY Dentist119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642


New Patients (315) 203-1772

Current Patients (315) 287-7900


Monday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday : 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm

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