Nutrition has a profound effect on your teeth – the type of food you eat affects your health and well-being. We know large amounts of sugar provides a fuel source for bacteria, just as there are food choices that promote oral health.
Cheese: Cheese is high in phosphate and calcium. It also helps balance the pH in the mouth and preserves tooth enamel, both aids in preventing cavities and gum disease.
Apples: We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it also a good for your teeth! An apples’ crispiness strengthens gums. An apples’ high water content increases saliva production, dispersing and neutralizing colonies of bacteria lead to bad breath and plaque.
Celery: Celery is mainly made of water. Chewing and crunching produce saliva, neutralize salvia which neutralizes the bacteria Streptococcus mutans which are cavity causing. They also act as a natural abrasive to massage gums and clean between the teeth. So crunch away!
Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds preserve the bone around the teeth and the gums. They are high in calcium and aid in sloughing off plaque while building tooth enamel.
Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Pumpkin and Broccoli: All these vegetables contain high amounts of Vitamin A, an essential vitamin for tooth enamel formation and healing gum tissue.
Tea: Tea contains catechins that kill bacteria and prevent gum disease. It also inhibits bad breath.