Best Foods For Oral Health
We often assume that brushing twice daily is the only way to protect and maintain good oral health, but the truth is that eating right can also help. Print out this list of the best foods you can eat for oral health and hang it on your refrigerator—right next to the grocery list. Eating these foods on a regular basis will help ensure a positive report at your next appointment with Bradford dentist Dr. Michael Laureola, DMD.
Foods for Oral Health
The foods that you eat become a part of you. They send nutrients to the various parts of your body, including the mouth and gums. Here’s a short list of some foods that you should definitely add to your grocery list for better oral health:
- Carrots and celery
- Green Leafy Vegetables (B vitamins for healthy cell growth)
- Cheese (calcium rich)
- Fresh cranberries
Avoid eating foods that have a low pH number (highly acidic) like carbohydrates and sugary treats—acid eats away at the enamel of the teeth. Consult Bradford dentist Dr. Laureola about more foods you should avoid.
In addition to foods, the beverages you drink can also contribute to good oral health. Drink more of these delicious liquids on a regular basis:
- Natural non-acidic fruit juice
- Sugar-free, non-carbonated drinks
- White tea (high in antioxidants)
Water is actually the best drink for your teeth because it doesn’t have sugar and additives. The one additive it might have is fluoride, which in moderation can be good for your teeth. Drinking it often also helps stimulate the production of saliva, which cleans the teeth.
There are also some vitamin supplements you can take to help your teeth and gums stay healthy. Focus on vitamin D, calcium and vitamin A—all are good for bone strengthening and development. CoQ10 and tea tree oil also have properties that promote oral health.
Visit Dr. Laureola
Making a significant change in the foods you eat and the beverages you drink can make a major difference in your dental health. Pair this with regular visits to Bradford dentist Dr. Michael Laureola for cleanings and checkups and you can relax knowing that your teeth are in good hands. Visit his website at https://www.southsimcoedentalcare.com or call (905) 778-9339 to make your next appointment.