5 foods that are good for your teeth!

Categories: Oral Health

Did you know that tooth enamel is the toughest tissue of the human body?
Tooth enamel is a tough shell that covers and protects your tooth.
Here are some foods that can help keep the enamel at its strongest 🙂

1. Cheese

Cheese lovers- rejoice! If you’re a fan of this snack, you’ll be happy to know there are numerous mouth health benefits you gain when eating cheese. Cheese is healthy because it raises the PH in your mouth thus lowering your risk of tooth decay. It’s thought that the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel.

2. Leafy greens

Spinach and other leafy greens are loaded with fiber, which is excellent for your teeth because it requires a lot of chewing to break down and generates saliva that cleans and rinses your teeth.

3. Crunchy fruits and veggies

Raw carrots, and other raw veggies and fruits that require a lot of chewing, such as apples, pears and cucumbers, can all strengthen your teeth. All the chewing also disrupts bacteria-filled plaque and cleanses the teeth and gums.

4. Salmon

This fatty fish is high in omega-3s and is also a stealthy source of the vitamin D, which helps the body to absorb calcium, so the mineral can do its job of protecting and strengthening the teeth.

5. Nuts

Nutrient-rich nuts are a great source of calcium and protein. Nuts are essential for a balanced diet and are also incredibly filling. Chewing on nuts also increases saliva production and the more saliva, the less chance bacteria has to develop and hang around in your mouth.

Remember, Stay away from sodas and high sugar drinks. Water is always your best pick. If you have any questions on teeth and gum health see anyone of our knowledgeable staff members. We love to talk and help!