You are what you eat, or at least that what they say. In oral health, this famous saying also applies. Consuming sugary foods, like candy and soda, can affect your teeth health. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the first thing to decay due to a bad diet is your teeth. That is why we are going to provide you with a list of healthy foods to help you improve your diet and your mouth’s health.
If you love of cheese, now you have a really good excuse to eat more this tasty food. A study made by the American Academy of General Dentistry suggest that eating cheese raises the pH in mouth and lowers the risk of tooth decay. Also the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth, which is good to fight bacteria. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, important nutrients to strength the tooth enamel.
Just like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which makes it a perfect pick to strength your teeth. The probiotics, which is beneficial bacteria found in yogurt, is also beneficial for our gums. If you want to add more yogurt to your diet, choose one with no added sugar to have better results in your diet.
Leafy greens are typically in every healthy foods list. And it is no surprise because they are full of vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Leafy greens like spinach are really good oral health. Also high in calcium, this help to builds your teeth’s enamel. They also contain folic acid, a vitamin that can help to treat gum disease.
If you have trouble finding leafy greens and adding it into your diet, search for baby spinach. You can make delicious salads or throw them over some pizza, you won’t regret it. Adding some greens to a smoothie are not a bad idea at all.
Apples might be sweet, but they’re also high in fiber and water. Eating an apple improves the production of saliva in your mouth, which helps rinsing away bacteria and food particles. Also, the fibrous texture of the apple stimulates the gums. Keep in mind that eating an apple isn’t the same as brushing, so make sure you brush your teeth real good after eating a delicious apple,
Carrots are crunchy and full of fiber, just like apples. Eating raw carrots at the end of lunch increases saliva production in your mouth, which reduces considerably the risk of cavities. Along with all of the above, carrots are a great source of vitamin A. Add carrots to your salads and improve your smile!
Is Celery any good?
Celery might get some slack for being kind of bland, watery and full of those annoying strings. But just like carrots and apples, it acts a like a mini tooth cleaner, helping to scrap food particles and bacteria away from your teeth. It’s also a great source of vitamins A and C, two antioxidants that give your gums a boost in health. You can make celery a lot tastier by topping it with some cream cheese.
Almonds are fantastic for your teeth because they contain calcium and protein while being low in sugar. You can enjoy a quarter cup of almonds with your lunch and not feel bad about it. You can also add it to your salads to make them extra crunchy and tasty.
Along with these foods don’t forget to visit your dentists at least twice a year to regular check ups and cleaning. Here at Dental Solutions Los Algodones, we are really good at taking care of your teeth. Feel free to contact us and book your appointment now!