As you may know, certain foods can harm your pearly whites. For instance, foods and drinks like soda and candy can damage your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, did you know that there are several foods that could actually help your teeth?
You can actually consider chewing on fruits and vegetables if you’d like to improve the health of your teeth. These foods, which include apples, carrots, and celery, will actually increase the amount of saliva your mouth creates. This saliva flow will actually protect your teeth by carrying food particles and bacteria from your teeth and by negating harmful acids.
Dairy products such as yogurt, whole milk, and cheese can also help your teeth. These foods provide calcium and protein, which strengthen your teeth. They also act as a base, essentially creating an environment where bad bacteria will struggle to grow.
Leafy greens are another food that can benefit your teeth. These are full of vitamins and minerals, which can strengthen the outer layer of your teeth. They also contain folic acid, which has been used to treat gum disease in pregnant woman. Almonds also offer a number of the same benefits.
If you have more questions about foods you should consider adding to your diet, please don’t hesitate to give Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc a call at 281-488-4242. Our dentist, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins, and our team will answer any questions you have and offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!