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Foods That Are Good for Your Teeth
When it comes to good oral health, nothing is more important than eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. When you limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks like candy and soda, you can avoid developing tooth decay, which can destroy your teeth. Without question, your oral health will decline if you do not maintain a healthy diet. To help you improve your diet and the health of your mouth, here is a list of foods that are good for both you and your teeth.
Cheese is not only tasty but it is also good for your teeth as it contains plenty of calcium, protein, and nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel.
Like cheese, yogurt is calcium and protein-rich which makes it healthy for your teeth. Just be sure the yogurt you choose is natural and not full of added sugar.
Kale, spinach, and other leafy greens are full of calcium to strengthen tooth enamel. They also contain folic acid which is a B-vitamin that promotes good gum health. If you do not like to eat kale or spinach as it is, it’s easy to incorporate these leafy greens into your diet by adding them to casseroles and even smoothies.
Apples & Pears
Hard fruits like apples and pears are fiber-rich and foods which must be chewed well. This chewing helps produce saliva which rinses away harmful bacteria and plaque. The fibrous texture of the fruit also provides stimulation to the gums for good periodontal health.
Carrots are high in fiber which helps you produce saliva to rinse away bacteria and plaque. Carrots also contain lots of Vitamin A which is good for teeth and gums. It’s easy to incorporate carrots into your diet by adding them to salads or by simple eating them raw, dipped in a low fat vegetable dip.
When you eat fibrous celery, it works much like a toothbrush by removing bits of food and bacteria from your teeth. Celery is also a good source of Vitamins A and C which are two antioxidants that improve gum health.
Almonds are a good source of both protein and calcium which are good for your teeth. Since almonds are dry, be sure to drink water when eating them instead of sugary soda or juice to protect your teeth from decay.
These foods are all good for your teeth and should be eaten regularly. When you’ve spent time and money improving your smile with orthodontic treatment, you certainly want to maintain good oral health so you can enjoy your amazingly beautiful smile for the rest of your life! If you have any questions about oral health or the orthodontic treatment we provide at White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics, don’t hesitate to contact us at one of our 19 office locations because we always enjoy hearing from you!