Healthy Foods Lead to Healthy Teeth!

Your health is directly linked to your diet. It is no surprise that the health of your teeth relates to what you chew with them. It is well known that avoiding sugary foods and drinks that cause tooth decay is vital. Even more importantly, add oral healthy foods to your diet.

Leafy Greens

It is no surprise that leafy greens are healthy. They are full of vitamins and minerals such as folic acid and calcium. Calcium strengthens tooth enamel. The type of B vitamin found in leafy greens is linked to improving gum disease in pregnant women.

Yogurt

When it comes to yogurt, choose plain flavors without added sugars. The probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, in yogurt, leave less room for harmful bacteria that cause cavities.

Cheese

The journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry published a study that shows eating cheese raised pH levels in the mouth, lowering a tooth decay. Calcium and protein in cheese also strengthen tooth enamel.

Apples, Carrots, and Celery

The action of eating apples, carrots, and celery increase saliva in the mouth. Saliva washes away harmful bacteria and food particles. Eating these foods at the end of a meal helps clean your mouth until you can brush.

Eating healthy is important. For more guidance on a diet promoting oral health, visit the dentists at Carolina Smiles Dentistry. Your dentist will offer the best diet tips during your routine cleanings.

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