Saturday, April 28, 2012

Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth

Yes, we all know that brushing, flossing and rinsing are all essential for healthy teeth. But did you know that eating certain foods can also be good for your teeth? Make your dentist happy be eating these foods.

Milk. Drinking milk can promote healthy teeth and bones thanks to the calcium. If you do not drink milk, use a toothpaste that can remineralize your teeth.

Green tea. Green tea has the reputation of providing many health benefits. One of these benefits is that it may promote good dental health because it contains polyphenols. Polyphenols help clean plaque from the teeth. Green tea has natural antioxidants that prevent plaque from accumulating, therefore reducing the risk of cavities and bad breath.

Cheese. Cheese has similar properties to milk. Cheese also make the mouth nonacidic and raises calcium levels. It also helps produce more saliva, rebuild tooth enamel, and kill the bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease.

Crunch fruits and vegetables. Crunchy fruits and vegetables get saliva flowing in your mouth. This creates an alkaline environment which protects teeth from exposure to acid.

Yogurt. Harmful germs in the mouth can cause dental problems. Yogurt can help decrease the bad bacteria and promote the growth of healthy, protective bacteria.

Water. Water is a essential part of our lives, but is also good for our teeth. Water cleans out your mouth, hydrates you gums, and help wash away food particles that can cause plaque.

Eat/drink these along with a healthy balanced diet and your body will thank you!

Sources: Staff. "" What Foods Are Good for Your Teeth?, 27 July 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2012. <>.

Stewart, Kristen. "Good-for-Your-Mouth Foods." 21 Dec. 2011. Web. 28 Apr. 2012. <>.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your useful tips. Getting more calcium from the food we eat is not enough. Vitamin D is necessary to absorb those calcium that we consume and supply it to bones and teeth.