The Healthiest Foods for Your Teeth



When it comes to food, most people think about what tastes good or what foods will fuel their activities or sports, or maybe help them in their diet so they can lose weight. But, most people rarely ask what foods will keep their teeth healthy? So just as you feed your body, know that there are great healthy food options for your teeth and gums.

Cheeses, Milk, and Dairy

Dairy products contain calcium and phosphate which strengthen the enamel in your teeth. This is especially important for children and teenagers. Dairy products also help fight the bacteria that are naturally present in your mouth as well as balance oral pH levels. Calcium and phosphorous make up the enamel of your teeth. Dairy products help restore minerals that aid to regenerate your teeth. So for a healthy smile be sure to reach for eggs, cheese, low-fat milk, yogurt!




Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have a lot of fiber which helps get the saliva flowing, which removes food particles between your teeth, washes away bacteria and keeps your mouth fresh. Saliva also lowers the effects of sugar causing acids which “attack” your teeth. Crisp vegetables and fruits, such as apples and carrots, scrub your teeth, almost like a toothbrush would! So be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables each day – you’re mouth and teeth will thank you!




Nuts

You should go “nuts” for nuts. Nuts are a great source of fiber and vitamins that benefit healthy teeth and gums! Snacking on nuts throughout the day can help scrub your teeth and fight bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. Next time you go shopping be sure to add nuts to your shopping list for an enjoyable snack that your teeth will love!.




Fish

Seafood and fish oil supplements are great sources of vitamin D, which helps your better absorb calcium. Because of the omega-3 fatty acids that seafood contains it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, thereby reducing any redness or swelling of the gums caused by bacteria.




Dr. Guerra and his staff are here for you. Let us help you maintain a cavity-free, beautiful smile! Call us to schedule an appointment at our North Palm Beach office: 561-844-6146.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

You cannot have healthy teeth and gums without water! By keeping your mouth hydrated, water helps to protect your teeth against acid buildup.

Believe it or not, saliva is actually your mouth's best defense against tooth decay because it contains proteins and minerals that counteract enamel–eating acids.


Saliva helps rinse your teeth and gums as well as wash away the stain-causing effects of some food. Tap water is usually fluoridated, which provides additional benefit against tooth decay!





Call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guerra at our North Palm Beach office. 561-844-6146.