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Top 10 Best Foods for Your Teeth

Top 10 Best Foods for Your Teeth

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 July 2012 04:19Written by Dental Education BlogThursday, 5 July 2012 04:19

Top 10 Best Foods for Your Teeth

Most of us know that foods like sweets, wine and sodas inflict harm on our teeth. So what are some foods that are actually good for our teeth? Eating and drinking the right foods helps you keep your original teeth in your mouth for your lifetime.

Why Do Foods Affect My Teeth?

The foods that you eat are converted from sugars to acids by the bacteria in your mouth. These acids attack the enamel on your teeth and can result in decay and eventually tooth loss. The more acidic foods you eat, the more exposure you are getting to decay-causing foods.

Calcium & Phosphorus-Rich Foods:

These foods are shown to remineralize teeth.

  1. Cut The Cheese- Cheese is high in phosphate and calcium concentrations, promoting healthy teeth. It also balances the pH in your mouth, produces more saliva, rebuilds enamel and kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  2. Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?- Chicken and eggs are proteins that are rich in phosphorus.  Calcium combines with phosphorus and Vitamin D to produce our teeth and bones.
  3. Holy Cow!- Dairy products such as milk are low in acidity and sugar making them healthy snacks. Milk is also rich in calcium, meaning you are naturally working to remineralize your teeth.
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

  1. Apples & Fruits- Apples keep down plaque and massage the gums, something that is also done with a toothbrush.
  2. Don’t Cry Over Onions- Onions are great for killing bacteria that harm your teeth and gums. Although raw onions may produce unfavorable odors, they actually contain powerful anti-bacterial Sulphur compounds.
  3. Celery- Like the apple, celery eaten raw massages your gums and also cleans the teeth. They are also high in water content, and stimulate the flow of saliva.
  4. Green Tea- Amongst the many other benefits that green tea provides in regards to its high antioxidant count, it also helps to prevent plaque from accumulating, thus reducing the risk of cavities and bad breath.

Everything I Know Comes From Sesame Street:

  1. Sesame Seeds- These seeds help to dissolve plaque and build tooth enamel, especially when combined with tooth enamel. They are also rich in calcium, keeping your teeth and bones healthy.
  2. Go Nuts!- Acids break down the enamel in your teeth. Restore it with the minerals redeposited from eating nuts.
  3. Might Fine H2O- Water is known for its cleansing effects- allowing saliva to nourish your teeth, hydrate your gums, and help to wash away trapped food particles that lead to decay.