If you have been following our previous posts, by now you are an expert of oral health. We know that you need to brush your teeth regularly with a good brush, you need to floss, and you need to cut down on sugar and most importantly, you need regular dental check-ups.
If you are still struggling on how you will cut down on the sugar, worry no more. We thought it wise to share with you 7 nutritious foods that will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and still sort out your sugar rush.
As you know quite well, when you think about your health, your teeth and gums form a crucial part of your overall healthy wellbeing. Therefore, your teeth and gums need nourishment just like any other part of your body. These 7 foods ensure that your teeth and gums have all the nutrients necessary to guarantee good health.
Here we go!
Water is your best friend when it comes to dental health. Apart from washing away food particles, water ensures that saliva levels in your mouth are high. Saliva usually forms the first defense against cavity and tooth decay as it has certain minerals and proteins equipped to fight them.
Milk has several properties that are beneficial to your teeth. For starters it contains calcium which is good for the strength of your teeth. Milk will also significantly bring down the acidity level in your mouth and this helps in preventing tooth decay.
Cheese is made out of milk and this means that just like milk, cheese isrich in calcium and also significantly brings down the acidity level in your mouth and this helps in preventing tooth decay. It is interesting to also note that as a way of increasing saliva production in your mouth, you should chewon hard cheese. We did mentioned the benefits of saliva earlier.
#4 Leafy greens
Leafy greens are really good for you. They are rich in calcium as well as other minerals and vitamins that have good benefits to your teeth and gums.
Fish such as wild salmon and tuna are very rich in vitamins and minerals that will offer great benefits to your teeth and gums. Now you have another reason to love your fish.
Nuts are full of important elements such as calcium and phosphorus which are good for the strength of your teeth and gums. Specifically, you should go for cashew nuts, almonds and Brazilian nuts as they have properties that help in the fight against cavity-causing bacteria.
If you were looking for more reasons to eat meat, now you have it. Meats contribute to good oral health as they contain most of the important nutrients that are very valuable for the strength of your teeth and gums.
I bet it feels great knowing that you have been unknowingly munching on foods that have been good for your teeth and gums. This probably explains why you haven’t made too many trips to your dentist.
All in all, keep in mind that these foods work best when consumed in conjunction with putting into practice all other oral health best practices.