While we know that tooth enamel is the toughest tissue of the whole human body, we still need to take good care of it. Its common knowledge that sugary foods, such as chocolates, sweets and fizzy drinks contribute to tooth decay, but did you know that some foods are good for your teeth? Here are some examples of tooth and gum friendly foods:
Carrots are not only good for your eyes; they are good for your teeth too. Carrots are crunchy and full of fibre and by eating a handful of raw carrots you increase saliva production in your mouth, which reduces your risk of cavities.
Like carrots, apples are crunchy and also full of fibre. They might be sweet, but they’re also high in fibre and water. The texture of the fruit also stimulates the gums.
Some may call this vegetable bland, it’s watery and full of those annoying strings – but like carrots and apples, it acts a bit like a toothbrush by scraping food particles and bacteria away from your teeth.
They are low in sugar and are great for teeth because they are a good source of calcium and protein.
A study published in 2013 in General Dentistry (journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry) it was found that eating cheese raised the pH in people’s mouths and lowered their risk of tooth decay.
Like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein which makes it a good pick for the strength and health of your teeth. However, you should choose a plain variety with no added sugar.
There are many benefits to eating healthy, and you can now add keeping your teeth and gums healthy to that list.