A healthy, balanced diet not only provides the energy and nutrients needed for our bodies to work efficiently, but helps our mouths stay healthy as well.
Hilary Sherice Browne, a dental hygienist at Dr. Roze & Associates Dental Clinic on Jumeirah Beach Road, tells The Great Food Club that we should avoid eating foods high in sugar as they can lead to tooth decay.
While that’s widely known, what you might not know is that the following foods can actually help your teeth and gums stay healthy:
1) Cheese – raises the Ph levels in the mouth and lowers the risk of tooth decay
2) Cranberries – contain polyphenols which make it difficult for bacteria to cling to tooth surfaces
3) Green tea – contains catechins which fight inflammation
4) Nuts and seeds – contain calcium which is good for building tooth enamel
5) Crunchy vegetables – stimulate saliva production and wash away food particles and bacteria
6) Strawberries – contain vitamin C which slows down the breakdown of collagen
The best drink you can take for your body and your teeth is water. Drinking water keeps you hydrated, distributes nutrients and helps eliminate waste. Water is calorie free, improves saliva production and rinses food particles from your teeth.
You can find out more about tooth care at the Dr. Roze & Associates Dental Clinic, here