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4 Essential Foods to Benefit Your Oral Health

January 29, 2020

Eating unhealthy every once in a while is no big deal but a constant diet of sugary foods can harm your health and oral cavity. Do you want to keep your teeth and mouth in excellent shape? Try some of these delicious and nutritious foods.

1. Fish

Calcium is excellent for your teeth to keep them strong, protecting you from things like periodontitis. Without vitamin D however, the calcium cannot be fully absorbed. Fish is a positive source of both vitamin D and calcium. You might want to try some sardines or salmon, both low in mercury levels and if you live near the water, there is nothing better than fresh fish for dinner.

2. Crunchy Vegetables

Have you ever thought it would be great if your food could help clean your mouth of residue and keep your breath smelling fresh? Crunchy vegetables such as apples and carrots can do these things while tasting delicious. How can eating vegetables keep your teeth clean? The fibre in crispy veggies helps scrub down your tongue and teeth, keeping your mouth clear of foul-smelling breath.

Vegetables are packed full of vitamins A and C, keeping you energized with nutrition to power through your day.

3. Yogurt

Are you looking for a healthy snack that is also good for your teeth? Next time you pop open the fridge for a quick bite, grab some yogurt off the shelf. The benefits of this dairy product are immense as it provides calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong. Yogurt is a good source of protein to help build tissue strength, acts as a probiotic to improve digestion, and can keep you away from gum disease while protecting your body from low immunity.

What kind of yogurt should you eat? Plain yogurt without the addition of sugar. Maybe you want to put some apples in your yogurt to kick up the taste a bit. Yum!

4. Meat

Do you love chowing down on a big juicy steak? Well, go right ahead as meat can benefit your oral health too. Eating meat can help keep up your iron levels to stay away from a deficiency which can cause an inflamed tongue or sores to form in your mouth, ouch!

With so many delicious food choices out there, why not choose the healthy options that are both beneficial to your health and delicious? Ask your dentist for a list of foods he/she recommends to maintain a happy, healthy oral future.

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