May 24th, 2016
Are you eating the right foods for good oral health?
Eating the right kind of foods is not only good for your fitness, it’s also great for good oral health. Incorporating just a little of the 5 foods below into your diet will help you to take one step closer to a stunning smile.
Containing both calcium and protein, cheese can strengthen your tooth enamel. It can also lower your risk of tooth decay by raising the pH level in your mouth. This is a good thing and reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth.
The process of eating an apple produces saliva, which rinses away food particles and bacteria. Apples are high in fibre and water and the texture of an apple stimulates the gums.
Celery acts like a toothbrush, but should never replace your actual toothbrush! Celery gives your gums a boost as it contains vitamins A and C, scrapes food particles away from your teeth and combats bacteria in your mouth.
Crunchy, full of fibre and vitamin A, carrots can reduce your risk of cavities. Like apples, the process of eating carrots causes the mouth to produce more saliva, washing away bacteria from the teeth and gums.
Yoghurt is high in protein and calcium, and also contains probiotics that cause good bacteria. The probiotics in the mix of yoghurt combat bad bacteria, preventing cavities, gum disease and tooth decay.
No matter what you eat, you should always brush your teeth after eating and drinking.
Don’t forget to always go for water when choosing a drink, water is much better for you than fruit juices and fizzy drinks as it contains no calories or sugar.
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