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Chew On This: The Best Food For Your Teeth

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Chew On This: The Best Food For Your Teeth

  1. 1. www.mclean-dentist.com Chew On This: The Best Foods For Your Teeth Cheese This calcium-rich dairy product is an ideal snack that can protect teeth against cavities. Cheese also contains a protein called casein, which stabilizes and repairs enamel. Garlic Allicin in garlic has strong antimicrobial properties, which can fight tooth decay, especially periodontal disease. Leafy greens Fibrous leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, require a lot of chewing. This helps stimulate saliva production and wash harmful acids and food particles from your teeth. Sweet potatoes Vitamin A in sweet potatoes helps maintain the protein keratin, an agent that promotes the formation of tooth enamel. Green tea Polyphenols found in green tea help limit the growth of certain bacteria associated with periodontal diseases. Green tea also contains fluoride, which aids in building stronger teeth. Cranberries Fresh cranberries are rich in polyphenols, provide antioxidant benefits and are effective at disrupting the process of plaque formation. Strawberries These summer berries contain malic acid, a natural enamel whitener. Complete oral care extends far beyond regular brushing and flossing. Your day-to-day diet plays a critical role in promoting oral health, too. Check out these foods that provide essential nutrients for healthy teeth and gums. Sources: eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-06/aogd-nrs060513 | listerine.com/cavities-strong-teeth/foods-strong-teeth sciencedaily.com/releases | portmandentalcare.com/dental-articles/10-surprising-foods | urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content farnhamdentistry.com/7-foods-that-are-surprisingly-good-for-your-teeth-and-gums | ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles

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