Posted on 12/10/2017 by Thomas Mahar
Having a good diet is important for oral health as well as overall physical health. Having good oral hygiene is a great way to start, but so is knowing what your teeth need to stay healthy and strong, so they can last as long as possible.
The truth is we know what oral health can do for you overall, and we want you to be healthy. We want you to be able to show off your smile, and feel good at the same time. You may be doing the right thing and not even know it. Here is some information about the foods you eat that are actually helping your teeth.
Veggies That Help Your TeethYour teeth are alive. They have nerves and blood vessels inside them that help distribute minerals and nutrients they need to stay healthy.
We all know sugars are not good for your teeth, so what do vegetables to for them? Leafy greens like kale and spinach are packed full of vitamins and minerals. They are high in calcium which is great for strengthening tooth enamel.
Carrots are loaded with fiber, and increase saliva production. Saliva is a natural cavity fighter. Celery, in a way, acts like your toothbrush. It is great for removing food particles in your mouth, and is a great source of vitamins A and C which is good for your gums.
Bell peppers and Broccoli have vitamin C. Eating crunchy vegetables increases saliva production. If you are not ready to fully change up your diet just try adding a few here and there.
We recommend that you get whatever information you can about foods that are good for you, and why. We are more than willing to go over diet changes with you. Eating foods that are good for your teeth is important to make sure you keep your teeth as long as possible.
Can you imagine not being able to chew? We need our teeth to be able to, and our teeth need vitamins and minerals to be able to do that. Whatever questions you may have, we are here for you.
Get together a list of everyday foods you eat, and bring it in at your next visit. Make sure you schedule regular visits with us for cleanings and exams. We can go over your list at that time and help you get on a healthy path.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (315) 766-2770 today.