The Healthiest Foods for Your Teeth
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!
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!.
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.