Having healthier teeth is essential to having whiter teeth. You are probably aware that having a good diet is essential in achieving optimum dental health. Brushing, using mouthwash, and flossing isn’t going to be cut if they aren’t healthy from the roots.
The food that we eat is the main culprit why we’re having dental issues. That’s why we will uncover several foods today that are good for your teeth. You might have already been eating them without knowing, so let’s find out.
I suppose you love cheese, right? Well, cheese actually is a good source of calcium. It helps reduce the acidity level inside your mouth. This is good as it reduces plaque build-up.
In addition to that, the calcium also fortifies your teeth. Making them strong and hard, so you can munch several foods without any problem. But do avoid eating hard foods, like hard candy, nuts, corn, you know the rest.
If you decide to munch on hard cheese, it will also increase the saliva inside your mouth, slowly washing off some bacteria in the process. That said, cheese isn’t unhealthy after all.
That sweet and fibrous fruit that keeps the doctor away? Yeah, that one. Well, it pretty does, by helping you have healthier teeth so you won’t have to visit your dentist for a problem.
Apples are riched in essential nutrients and vitamins, which help your teeth in good shape. Also, eating apples allows you to salivate. It washes off bacteria and some food particles stuck between your teeth.
Its fibrous texture stimulates your gum as if you are brushing your teeth with a toothbrush. So try having a slice of apple during lunch at work, where you can’t brush them.
Vegetables are great, especially the leafy ones (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.). They’re super rich in calcium, vitamins, folic acid, and minerals, which helps your teeth and your gums stay healthy.
These leafy vegetables are also packed with fibers, which takes a lot of time to chew. The extra saliva your mouth produces to chew these vegetables helps negate harmful acids currently on your mouth.
Try having a salad in your diet, it doesn’t just help your teeth, but it also keeps you healthy.
I know that not everyone is a fan of nuts. But, they are actually a superfood for our teeth. Nuts such as almonds, peanuts, and cashews are packed with vitamin D, phosphorus, calcium, fiber, folic acid, and several more!
Did you know that Brazilian nuts and cashews help fight bacteria inside your mouth, bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay? So next time, when you pass on nuts, try to think about the nutrients you’re missing out.
Actually, you can mix some nuts on your garden salad. The nuts will give a crunchy texture to your salad.
Shocking, right? Okay, let me explain. Water is crucial to your teeth. It helps wash away food particles inside your mouth every time you drink. Plus, water keeps you hydrated, keeping your saliva level at an optimum level.
Bear in mind that your saliva is your first line of defense against bacteria that causes tooth decay. As our body is composed mostly of water, keeping hydrated keeps our system distribute nutrients all over our body.
Consuming dairy products like cheese and milk, nutritious fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts, and keeping yourself hydrated will make your teeth strong. But, do not forget to take proper care of your teeth – they actually need it too. Don’t forget to pay a visit to your local dentist for a regular check-up.
For more tips and info on having healthier and whiter teeth, stay tuned with our blog series. ‘Till next time.