College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Nutrition for Your Smile

Just like your body and overall health, good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best ways to protect your oral health. By consuming the right amount of vitamins and minerals, your teeth and gums stay strong – as does your immune system, preventing the onset of infections, gum disease and even tooth decay.

In addition to making sure your diet is rich in healthy vitamins and minerals it is equally as important to avoid foods that can cause excessive damage to your smile including those foods that are high in acids and carbs or sugars.  These include carbonated beverages, some fruit juices, and many starchy foods like pasta, bread and cereal.  While you’re not expected to completely eliminate pasta, bread and cereal from your diet – it is important to take steps to clean your teeth after consuming these foods.

If you are a parent, it is important to teach your child these helpful habits early on.  Good eating habits that begin in early childhood can go a long way to ensuring a lifetime of good oral health.  Children should eat foods rich in calcium and other kinds of minerals, as well as a healthy balance of the essential food groups like vegetables, fruits, dairy products, poultry and meat.  This balanced and healthy diet should be continued throughout adulthood in order to maintain a lifetime of good overall and oral health.

For more information on steps you can take to protect your dental health, contact College Park Dental for advice and consultation today.

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Patient with my never-ending questions. Kept me comfortable during a gum surgery. Gave me options as to how to proceed.
Brigid S.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
Great service, quick and 'easy' fix for my urgent need.
Anonymous
The office is very clean, everyone was friendly and very helpful from check in to check out. Dental procedures are sometimes frightening and the […]
Ashley W.
Quick, painless and courteous professional service. The ladies are fantastic.
Robert M.
This office works well as a team. The receptionists, office staff, and dental team are great.
Joseph D.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
Christopher S.
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
Most friendly staff, and felt comfortable from the moment I arrived until the procedure was over. They got me in the same day I called. Very […]
Jesse M.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (301) 238-7083
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