Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watch What You Eat

Eating healthy is important for your entire, including your teeth.

You’ve heard over and over about the basics of maintain good oral hygiene: brush twice a day, floss daily, visit your dentist twice a year and stay on top of orthodontic appointments. However, in between all of that an important way to keep your mouth healthy you must get foods that help main oral health.

When you eat foods that are not good for your teeth, like sugary foods, you are aiding the production of bacteria formally known as plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing.

Here are some foods to add to your diet to protect your teeth and keep them healthy.

Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables:
These foods stimulate saliva flow which is the best defense your teeth has against cavities and gum disease.
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Dairy products: cheese, milk, yogurt
The calcium in dairy products helps put back minerals your teeth may have lost due to other foods.
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Black and Green Tea:
Both teas contain polyphenols which can suppress or kill bacteria that could attack the teeth.
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Sugar-less gum:
Chewing gum also helps create a mass production of saliva to defend the teeth.

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Foods with fluoride: This includes drinking water and products you prepare with water like powder sugar-free juices and soups. Commercial prepared poultry, seafood and cereal provide fluoride also

Remember everything that goes into your mouth has an effect on your teeth, just make sure it is a positive effect. 

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