Top 5 Foods For Healthy Teeth

 In Dentistry, Healthy Eating & Drinking, Oral Hygiene, Teeth, Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental

We’ve been told many times that brushing your teeth and flossing daily are critical for having healthy teeth, but did you know that the foods you eat play a role?    

Carrots  

Not only does eating carrots give your mouth a good workout, they also pack a crunch that is full of fiber, and vitamin A.  Carrots are great because they act as nature’s toothbrush and can help get in between all the crevices of your teeth, keeping your mouth as clean as possible in between brushings. Add like carrots into your daily routine to get rid of food particles that may linger.

Leafy Greens  

Not only are leafy greens good for your overall health, they are good your teeth too. Leafy greens such as kale and spinach are high in vitamins and minerals, while being low in calories. They’re a great source of calcium, which helps to build tooth enamel. Try adding some kale or spinach in your favorite salad or even to a smoothie.

Celery

Like apples and carrots, celery is another food that can give your teeth a good cleaning by scraping away bacteria and food particles. It’s packed with water, and vitamins making it a perfect addition to your routine. Try pairing it with sliced apples to make the perfect crunch duo.

Apples

Like carrots, Apples pack a crunch and are full of fiber and water. The great part of eating apples is that it can give your teeth a good cleaning and help aid in saliva production, thus cleaning bacteria and food particles. Just like celery and carrots, it’s a great workout for your teeth.

Green Tea

Not only is the drink rich in antioxidants, but it also can control inflammation and fight bacterial infection. Studies have shown that participants that drink green tea more often than those who didn’t had healthier gums than those who didn’t. It even is associated with making your breath smell better. Try to incorporate green tea into your routine often by preparing it however you would like, hot or cold.

 

Having healthy teeth requires not only regular teeth brushing and flossing but also incorporating more foods that help clean your teeth, fight bacteria and gum disease. To see how the foods you are eating are impacting your oral health, schedule your appointment today!

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