For a lot of us, taking better care of our teeth may be on the list of things to accomplish this year. Did you know that what you eat can have a significant impact on the health of your teeth? Well, if you haven’t thought about it before, it’s certainly something to keep in mind while you floss and brush. Here’s a few foods that are very good for your teeth.
Remember the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, the same applies to the dentist. Eating apples helps stimulate saliva which rinses off food bacteria. Be sure to floss after an apple though because the apple skin can get into your gums pretty easily.
Here’s one less reason for onions to make you cry – they are good for your teeth! They help fight bacteria that causes gum disease and caivities. Toss onions on top of beans and rice dishes or grill them to put them into an omelet.
3) Green and black tea.
Phosphorus is a good quality to find in foods and in drinks because it helps protect tooth enamel. So not only is green and black tea good for your health, it also contains this special ingredient that can help your teeth.
4) Dark greens.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals, dark leafy greens are fantastic for your teeth. So fill that bowly with broccoli and other dark greens for a healthy smile.
5) Milk and other dairy products.
Calcium based foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt are staples for your teeth. It puts the minerals back in your teeth! Select hard cheeses as well to help fight the acid found in some other foods.
So if you want a healthy set of chompers this 2018, consider adding these foods to your diet.