Most people know which foods to avoid if you want to keep your teeth healthy (sugary foods, junk foods etc..) but knowing the best foods for your teeth isn’t so common! Here we have outlined some of the best foods to strengthen and maintain strong, healthy teeth.
Cheese, milk, yogurt and other dairy foods are great for your teeth as they are rich in calcium. Calcium is a key component of the mineral hydroxyapatite, which helps strengthen and protect tooth enamel. Casein is the main protein in dairy products and it also plays an important role in repairing damaged enamel and keeping teeth healthy.
- Fatty Fish
Salmon and mackerel are known as ‘fatty fish’ and not only delicious to eat, they also contain lots of vitamin D. Did you know vitamin D is great for your teeth? The reason it’s so great is that it helps aid the absorption and use of calcium in the body, therefore calcium and vitamin D rich foods are a match made in heaven!
- Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
The high water content combined with the extra chewing involved with crunchy fruits and veggies mean they are great for your teeth. The combination of these two things promotes saliva production which is essential to help dilute the sugar content in foods.
Did you know that strawberries are high in vitamin C which is good for your gums? Not only that, strawberries have a natural whitening effect on your teeth!
- Sugar Free Gum
Chewing sugar free gum promotes saliva production which helps to remove acids and debris from the tooth surface.
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