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July 9, 2019

Best Food for your Teeth’s Health

Our team of dedicated Blue Water dentists want to ensure you receive the most comprehensive information possible when it comes to your dental health, and so, following on our previous post where we helped you decide when it’s time to change your toothbrush,  today, we will help you discover the best foods to eat for healthy teeth, to maintain optimum oral health.

1. Calcium

Food which are rich in calcium, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, salmon, almonds and dark green leafy vegetables will all help contribute to the good health and strength of both your bones but also teeth.

2. Phosphorus

 Phosphorus is added to toothpaste, but it is also naturally present in eggs, fish, lean meat, dairy, nuts and beans. It must be an essential part of a balanced diet to ensure the good health of your teeth.

3. Vitamin C

Besides having benefits for the rest of the body, vitamin C is also a great ally of your teeth. It will help maintain good gum health, and so you should aim to eat plenty of citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, broccoli, as part of your diet.

Finally, you also need to pay attention to your snacking times, as the more you eat between meals, the more you are at risk of cavities. Also, you should favour treats which are lower in sugar, such as raw vegetables, fruits, greek yogurt, etc.

 

Don’t forget to brush your teeth and floss after snacking as well as after all bigger meals, as this will ensure your teeth are protected from harmful acid.

If you would like more information about the food to eat for healthy teeth, or if you would like to book an appointment with one of our dentists, get in touch with us today, we would be glad to help you maintain great oral hygiene.