7 of the Best Foods for Your Teeth
The right nutritional building blocks will help your smile radiate beauty from the inside out. That’s why ORL is packed with vitamins and minerals. But, what if you want to get your nutrients straight from the source or amplify the results you’re getting from your natural oral health care routine? Use this helpful infographic from McLean DDS to learn some of the best foods for your teeth and start building a healthier smile right away.
7 Best Foods for Your Teeth
What makes these the best foods for your teeth? Below, we’ll dig into the science a bit more and link some additional resources that can help answer any additional questions you may have.
As most know, cheese is calcium-rich, and calcium is one of the major components of strong teeth. It also contains casein, a protein that stabilizes and repairs enamel.
Thanks to allicin, garlic is a powerful antimicrobial that fights the bacteria associated with tooth decay and periodontal disease.
3. Leafy Greens
As the infographic notes, leafy greens are healthy and great for stimulating saliva, so debris is naturally washed away. In addition to this, they’re often packed with vitamins A, B, E, D, and K as well as calcium, each of which contributes to optimal oral health.
Malic acid, found in fruits like strawberries, apples, and pears, is part of the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) family. Many believe it can help lift surface stains on your teeth and help stimulate saliva, which is helpful for those who suffer from dry mouth.
A growing body of research surrounding cranberries indicates their compounds can inhibit biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, thereby preventing decay and helping restore the balance of your oral ecosystem. Being rich in polyphenols, they may also improve some of the issues associated with periodontal disease, like inflammation. Bear in mind, though, that consuming them with sugar as most people do, can significantly diminish any benefit.
6. Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols too, so it can be beneficial to those struggling with periodontal disease. However, it’s worth noting that many teas, including green tea, naturally contain fluoride. The amount is significant enough that clinicians are sometimes concerned about the levels and taught to account for it when making treatment recommendations.
7. Sweet Potatoes
Rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes may help with the formation of healthy teeth and the remineralization process.
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