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Eating For A Healthy Smile

We’ve all been told about foods and drinks that cause damage to our teeth and are bad for our oral health, but what about foods that are good for our oral health?

These foods will not only improve your overall diet and health but the health of your mouth as well!

Cheese lovers rejoice! You now have another reason to enjoy a good cheese platter. It’s rich in calcium which helps strengthen tooth enamel. Other sources of calcium to keep your teeth strong and healthy include yogurt and milk. Not in to dairy? Some alternatives are almonds, tofu and bok choy.

Egg yolks
Our body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium, which strengthens bones and teeth. The best sources of Vitamin D apart from sunlight are egg yolks and oily fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines.

Eating raw, crunchy fruits and veggies high in water can help clean your teeth by gently removing plaque. Eating apples, cucumber, celery and carrots will all help prevent tooth decay not only by helping to clean your teeth surfaces, but by producing more saliva as you chew them which can aid in preventing bacteria that causes cavities.
Try eating an apple as dessert after lunch to help remove any leftover food particles. It will freshen your breath as well!

Foods high in Vitamin C have been proven to strengthen blood vessels and reduce inflammation which helps your gums stay healthier. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the production of collagen which is a key protein that helps to fight periodontal disease. So load up on oranges, red capsicum, strawberries, broccoli and kale!

Antioxidants fight the bacteria that is responsible for causing inflammation and periodontal disease. Eating foods rich in antioxidants helps protect our gums and other tissues from cell damage and bacterial infection. The best sources of it are berries, grapes, kidney beans, pecans and even dark chocolate!

Incorporate these tooth friendly foods every day to have a healthier smile  🙂

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