You spend a lot of your time making sure your teeth are cleaning with brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. Even after all that hard work, gum disease is still the most common disease in the world. You may be surprised to read this, but you can add some extra levels of healthy to your smile by adding some specific food items to your diet. Just like the other parts of your body that require a good diet and nutrition to function at a high level, so do your teeth.
Try Adding The Following To Your Diet, we explain what each item will do, and popular choices that are easy to find in any grocery store.
- Calcium: You get one set of tooth enamel, once it has eroded, it is gone, and you have trouble protecting your teeth moving forward. Certain foods and drinks are very acidic and may cause your tooth enamel to erode such as soda and certain juices. You want to add calcium to your diet when applicable. Some of the best choices for calcium are yogurt, cheese, and milk.
- Leafy Greens: Leafy greens will help keep your gums health as they are also loaded with calcium, and vitamins that your gums need to thrive. Some of the best choices for leafy green when in that aisle of the grocery store are Kale, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Spinach.
- Teas: Black & Green Tea’s are loaded with Polyphenols and fluoride. Polyphenols will reduce bacteria that may hideout inside your mouth. Fluoride is well known to promote oral health and prevent tooth decay which would explain why many counties throughout the United States have added fluoride to your tap water supply.
- Fish: Not only is adding fish to your diet crucial for your overall health as it in packed with Vitamin D, which is essential for healthy teeth. But fish is also loaded with Vitamins B2, and B3 with are vital in your quest for supreme oral health.
There are many other options for food that will promote a healthy smile. We encourage you to do some extra research in case the choices we suggested above due to not suit you. Also, while you are at it, make sure to grab a pack of sugar-free as gum will boost your saliva production which will help clear away bacteria and food particles.
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