Hi, I'm Teresa, and welcome to My Fresh Kitchen. Today, I want to talk to you about foods for a healthy smile. Having a great smile is so important. It can definitely impact you both personally and professionally by making people feel welcome. It's also shown that if you smile when you're grumpy, it will put you in a better mood, and also, if you're having a bad workout, smiling can improve your performance. So now that you know how important it is to have a healthy smile, let me tell you about some foods that will really help make sure you get one. First of all, it's a smile, you need to be happy. That involves eating a balanced diet full of complex carbohydrates, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and healthy fats. But some specific things you can do to improve the quality of your smile from a nutrition perspective would involve things like eating yogurt. Yogurt's a great source of calcium, but it's also shown to reduce the bacteria between your teeth, which helps fight cavities. Vitamin C helps fight gum disease, and getting it from crunch sources like apples and carrots actually increases the circulation within your gums, which also helps a healthy smile. Another thing to look out for is omega 3 fatty acids. You can get those from salmon and flax seeds, and they help fight inflammation and gum disease. And lastly, you can't help but benefit from brushing your teeth after every single meal and flossing your teeth. And if you don't have a toothbrush and floss handy, chewing some sugar-free gum can help increase saliva production and fight off the acidic environment of your mouth, decreasing cavities.