Did you know that there are several foods that could actually damage your smile? For example, you’ve probably heard that soda, candy, and other sweets could all have detrimental effects. However, did you know that there are some other foods that could actually be good for the health of your teeth?
For example, you probably know that an apple is good for your body, but did you know that apples are also good for your oral health? You see, the chewing motion can produce saliva flow, which can negate bad bacteria and carry food and bacteria away from your mouth. You can also expect increased saliva flow with carrots, celery, and other crisp, fresh vegetables.
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 women. 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 Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call at 931-363-1388. Our dentist, Dr. Nathan Owens, and our team will answer any questions you have and offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you!