If you are fond of eating lots of sugars and bypassing the veggies, you are not doing good to your teeth. Maybe you want to cut down on those sugars. The American Dental Association has created a list of foods that your teeth will love.
Eating carrots increases the production of saliva. And saliva is good in that it rinses away bacteria as well as leftover foods from your mouth. Additionally, carrots contain a higher amount of fiber that is good for the body and provide vitamin A that aids with vision.
Although apples are sweet, they do contain fiber and water. Having an apple-a-day is a good thing because the fibrous texture of this fruit helps stimulate the gums. You can think of it as a way of gently scrubbing the teeth and gums.
Yogurt contains calcium and protein. It also has good bacteria known as probiotics that are helpful to the gums. Probiotics help regulate bad bacteria in the mouth. Consider drinking yogurt that has no added sugar.
Although leafy greens contain minerals and vitamins that aid with overall health, they are ideal for your teeth. They have calcium that enhances the health of the enamel. Also, leafy greens contain folic acid that helps pregnant women to avoid gum disease. Folic acid is a B vitamin and has various health benefits to your body.
A 2013 study published in General Dentistry shows that eating cheese increases the levels of pH in the mouth and reduces the risk of tooth decay. Also, the chewing needed to eat cheese increases saliva production hence helping clean the mouth. Besides, cheese has calcium and protein, which help strengthen the enamel.
Though bland and stringy, celery just like apples and carrots works like a natural toothbrush. It scraps food particles as well as bacteria from the teeth. In addition, it has vitamins A and C that are good for the gums. Come to our dental office to learn more about the foods that help keep teeth and gums healthy.
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