4 Foods That Prevent Tooth Decay
When it comes to tooth decay, food choices play an important role. Some foods can harm your teeth, while others contain essential nutrients to keep them healthy and strong. To help prevent tooth decay, keep the following food choices in mind.
Avocado Avocado flesh is full of prebiotic fiber that promotes healthy digestion. Dark green Haas avocados have tons of fiber and increase jaw strength, and fibrous particles are great for cleaning out teeth while eating. They’re also packed full of fatty acids like E, K1, folate, vitamin C, potassium, B5 and B6, and with good gut health comes good dental health. So go ahead, have some avocado toast! Your teeth will thank you. Liver Aside from being delicious when cooked properly and having a long history as a delicacy, liver is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet, and is one of the best sources for fat soluble vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. It also boasts more vitamin C than blueberries or kale. This nutrient profile is ideal for dental health and a serving a week will benefit your teeth greatly in the long run. Black & Green Tea There’s a reason dentists recommend making the switch away from coffee and drinking more tea. Besides being far less acidic than coffee, green and black tea both offer unique benefits for oral health. Compounds in both teas are known to attack harmful bacteria in the mouth that cause gum disease and cavities. They help combat the buildup of plaque and affects the way sugar sticks to teeth, helping it to loosen the grasp on your pearly whites. Spinach Popeye was right – we should all be eating our spinach! Spinach is packed full of iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folic acid, which all positively impact dental health, and the fiber present in spinach will help keep your jaw strong and teeth cleaned, especially if chewed, which will additionally increase saliva production to keep bacteria flushed out of the mouth..
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~ the team at Bona Dental Clinic