Nutrition and Our Dental Health

By December 6, 2019 December 9th, 2019 Uncategorized

It is very sad that the snacks we want to consume are usually not beneficial to our teeth. While we all know what not to eat, do you have any idea about the snacks you need to eat for a healthy smile? Here are some foods that will help you keep your teeth healthy!

Calcium and vitamin D coverage

Calcium generally helps support bone health, while vitamin D is needed to increase calcium absorption. Choose foods such as low-fat yogurt without sugar, low-fat milk, low-fat cottage cheese, soy and almond milk, sardines, and dark green leafy vegetables.

Don’t forget vitamin C

Foods that are rich in vitamin C such as oranges, berries, tomatoes and broccoli are valuable to the teeth. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation and can protect your gums from damaging their cells. However, you should keep in mind that too much acidic food can erode tooth enamel.

Folic acid

Unlike highly acidic foods such as citrus fruits, this acid can make your smile sparkle. Foods that are high in folic acid, such as asparagus, peas, spinach and fortified cereals, can be beneficial to the health of your teeth and gums. Folic acid supports cell growth and cell repair throughout our body.

Crispy food

Crisp foods, such as apples, celery and carrots, are beneficial to the teeth. These foods help in the secretion of saliva, which flushes the food particles and reduces the risk of caries.

Cranberries

Cranberries can reduce the formation of bacteria in the oral cavity. This lack of harmful micro-organisms could reduce tooth decay. However, in dried form they tend to stick around your teeth and this has negative consequences.

Other Daily Habits

Everyone knows that brushing teeth is important for maintaining good oral hygiene. But along with brushing, dental floss is just as important. Nothing can get between the teeth like the thread. If you take into account the fact that one third of your tooth structure is between the teeth, you realize that without the yarn the area is not cleaned. Also, when decay begins between the teeth, it usually causes two cavities. Regular removal of food and bacteria between the teeth prevents deterioration. So make sure you use yarn every day and naturally brush your teeth gently. The mouthwash can also significantly help the good oral hygiene.

Adopt healthy habits and make sure you avoid eating foods that tend to stick to your teeth. Also, after each meal take some time to properly clean your teeth – this is the secret to a healthy, glowing smile!

Best of Health,