With yesterday being the “the big game”, there was a good possibly you probably ate a lot of junk food and didn’t really think about your health during your Super Sunday parties. Now that you probably feel a little guilty we at Gentle Dental thought we would give you a few ideas of healthy foods that are good and beneficial to your teeth and will help in keeping that great smile of yours in tact. These foods naturally fight bacteria, remove plaque, strengthen enamel, and freshen breath is a good way to preserve your pearly whites.
Celery protects your teeth in two ways. The extra chewing it requires produces plenty of saliva, which neutralizes the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities. Additionally, chomping on naturally abrasive foods massages gums and cleans between teeth. Just don’t add the fattening dressing to that celery as it may defeat the purpose of eating healthy.
Cheese, with its low carbohydrate and high calcium and phosphate content, provides several benefits for your teeth. It helps balance your mouth’s pH (an acidic pH encourages the growth of cavity-causing bacteria). Cheese also preserves and rebuilds tooth enamel and produces saliva, which kills the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
These are just two of the many foods that have positive benefits to both your smile and your teeth. To learn more about the right diet for your teeth and to make an appointment withÂ your local Gentle Dental office call 1-888-513-7436.