We are often told about foods and drinks that are not good for our teeth, but few people actually know which foods are beneficial to their oral health. Staying away from sugary foods is fairly common knowledge as they can contribute to tooth decay. The following foods can provide benefits for your teeth and gums.
Eating cheese can actually raise the pH levels in your mouth which can lower your risk for tooth decay. Chewing cheese increases the amount of saliva in your mouth, and cheese also contains protein and calcium which strengthen tooth enamel. Cheddar is believed to be one of the best cheeses for your teeth.
We know that veggies are good for our overall health, so it makes sense that they are also good for our teeth. Many vegetables have nutrients that your teeth need to stay healthy including:
- Leafy Greens
- Sweet Potatoes
Many fruits are high in fiber and water content and produce saliva in your mouth. Fruits are also high in vitamins and minerals including:
Yogurt is full of good bacteria and is also high in calcium and protein which can strengthen and heal your teeth. Choose plain yogurt with no sugar added. Eating yogurt can even help prevent bad breath.
Other Good Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth
- Sesame Seeds
By now you may have noticed that the same types of food generally considered to be good for your health are also beneficial to your oral health. The dentists at Tribeca Dental Studio specialize in several areas of dentistry including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic. Schedule an appointment with us today at 212-561-5303.