As we all know, regular brushing and flossing is important to obtain the health of your teeth. However, did you know that the heath of your teeth can be affected by what you eat? Sugary foods, soda, and candy can lead to cavities and tooth decay, but what about foods that help your teeth? If you knew that certain foods could improve the state of your teeth, would you eat more of them? Here is your chance, with a list of 7 foods and why they are good for your teeth!
Cheese is high in calcium and protein, which strengthen tooth enamel. Eating cheese also raises the pH balance in mouths which lowers the risk of tooth decay. Adding a stick of cheese to your daily snack routine could improve your teeth, and maybe make you feel less guilty about eating it.
Like cheese, yogurt is also high in calcium and protein. The probiotics found in yogurt also benefit your gums by crowding out bacteria that causes cavities. It is beneficial to have yogurt that has no added sugar. Having yogurt for breakfast or for a snack is a good idea if you want to keep your teeth looking and feeling good.
- Leafy Greens
Leafy greens tend to make their way onto every healthy food list, but why are they good for your teeth? They are full of vitamins and minerals. They build your teeth’s enamel and help treat gum disease. Enjoying a salad before lunch or dinner could strengthen your teeth and gums! Who knew that leafy greens were good for so many reasons?
Apples, even being sweet, are high in fiber and water. Eating apples make you produce saliva which rinses away bacteria in your mouth. The texture also stimulates the gums. Apples are a good choice for a morning to afternoon snack, they replenish your mouth and clear your palate, making your teeth happy and clean again.
Carrots are crunchy and full of fiber. Like apples, they increase saliva and rinse out your mouth. They also are a great source of vitamin A. adding carrots to your salad can double the nutrients given to your teeth.
Celery acts like a toothbrush! They are watery and the texture scrapes food particles and bacteria off your teeth. It is also a good source of vitamins A and C, which gives your gums an extra boost.
Almonds are a great source of calcium and protein, while being low in sugar! They are a great snack to enjoy through out your work day, or added to a salad to increase the amount of protein you are giving your teeth.
Adding a few of these simple foods into your every day diet can help keep your teeth strong and your gums healthy. If you have any questions about which foods to eat, or not to eat, give us a call! (209) 537-5783