Foods that your teeth love!
Did you know that there are certain foods your teeth love?
Our diet significantly influences our oral health. We all know consumption of excessive sugars and sticky foods is harmful to our teeth. However, there are also foods that are good for your teeth and promote oral health and overall health. Read ahead as we share our top picks:
- Dairy products
Milk, cheese, and yogurt are rich in proteins and calcium that help with teeth development, reinforce the enamel, and strengthen the bone. Milk also has a rich content of fluoride, which further strengthens your teeth and helps fight tooth decay. Yogurt is rich in probiotics that protect you against cavities, gum diseases, and even bad breath.
- Fibrous foods
Crunchy foods like carrots, celery, cucumber, etc., require a lot of chewing and aid in the cleansing of teeth surfaces. Moreover, they also stimulate the flow of saliva.
Apples may not be able to help you keep the dentist away but can definitely help with your oral health. Apples and Pears further contribute to an increased salivary secretion which helps keep the teeth and mouth clean. It also neutralizes the acidic products present on the surface of the teeth.
Nuts are packed with a plethora of minerals such as calcium and phosphate. The minerals help strengthen enamel, make the teeth resistant to decay and promote healthy bone development. Moreover, tree nuts such as cashews, almonds, walnuts, etc., are also rich in folic acid, iron, thiamine, magnesium, niacin, etc., which further promotes oral health.
- Coffee and Tea
Polyphenols in tea and coffee act as anti-oxidants which combats cell damage and reduces inflammation. It prevents dental diseases and aids in keeping the mouth strong and healthy.
We hope this article helped; if you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists. Our team of excellent dental professionals is here to assist you.