6 BEST FOODS FOR YOUR TEETH
An apple a day keeps the dentist away!
Food Affects Your Teeth
What you eat not only affects your health, but your
teeth as well. There are many things to consider
when you’re trying to figure out what’s healthy to
eat and what’s not.
So how are you supposed to know what kind of
foods are good for your teeth? These next six slides
will give you a pretty good indication of what
teeth-healthy foods you should be consuming:
1. Fiber-rich fruits.
Foods rich in fiber act like detergent in your mouth.
They help stimulate saliva flow which is actually
your best natural defense against cavities and gum
disease. Here are examples of fiber-rich fruit:
2. Fiber-rich vegetables.
By creating extra saliva, fiber-rich foods help
neutralize the acids and enzymes attacking your
teeth. Saliva contains traces of calcium and
phosphate, which help restore minerals to areas of
your teeth that need them. Here are examples of
Cooked winter squash
Frozen, cooked broccoli
Frozen, cooked brussel sprouts
3. Dairy products.
Dairy products contain calcium and phosphate
which, as stated in the previous slide, help rebuild
and restore your teeth through providing minerals.
Here are some examples of great dairy products:
4. Green and black teas.
These type of teas contain polyphenols that interact
with plaque bacteria. Polyphenols help kill and
suppress bacteria by keeping them from growing
and producing tooth-eroding acid.
5. Sugarless chewing gum.
Sugarless chewing gum is great at generating
saliva, and it helps removes particles (or leftover
food) from your mouth.
6. Foods with fluoride.
Fluoridated foods help strengthen the enamel on
your teeth and therefore keep your teeth from
getting cavities easily. Here a few examples:
Powdered juices (that don’t have a lot of sugar)
Strengthen Your Teeth Today
Now that you know all these foods can help
strengthen your teeth, go to a grocery store and
pick up a few of these items. It’s never too early to
start taking better care of your teeth.
Also remember that it’s important to visit your
family dentist every six months. Good eating and
oral hygiene habits alone are not good enough to
keep your teeth strong. Visit your dentist as
regularly as possible.
Set Up a Day to See Your Dentist
If you haven’t been to
your dentist in a while,
book an appointment
with him today.
If you’re looking for a
new dentist, go to
and set up an
appointment online. It’s
that easy, so don’t wait!
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