Quite often people associate their oral health with brushing and flossing on a regular basis, however, a diet can also make a big difference. Therefore, we’d like to share with you the best foods to eat to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Nevertheless, take into consideration, that if you are having braces or Invisalign, some foods are better to avoid due to the fact that they can sabotage your orthodontic treatment. The list of these foods you can find in our blog: These Foods Will Sabotage Your Orthodontic Treatment
So… let’s begin with sweet foods that are so loved by many of us. Strawberries, bananas, oranges, and kiwis are your best friends that provide your body with Vitamin C. It helps to maintain the health of gum tissue, and keep the collagen within the gums, what makes them less sensitive. Furthermore, these fruits can remove the coloration of your teeth caused by coffee or other dark colored drinks.
Seeds and nuts are also full of vitamins and nutrients that can maintain your oral health. Most of the nuts and seeds contain a good amount of Calcium that strengthens your teeth and fills them with minerals. Except this, while we eat seeds or nuts, they disturb our dental plaque and prevent it from settling in between our gums and teeth.
Another source of your oral health is Salmon. This fish contains Vitamin D, which helps the body to absorb Calcium. So when you eat lots of nuts and seeds that contain Calcium, don’t forget to have some fish that is rich with Vitamin D.
Let’s round off with the product that is not so popular, not very much loved, but is full of antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Garlic contains components that help to prevent the bad bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. After all, don’t forget to brush your teeth after eating garlic, as this product has a strong smell.
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