It feels great knowing that some of our favourite foods are also doing our mouths a great service. Next time you dig into these five plaque-fighting superheroes, know that with each bite, you’ll be achieving a much healthier smile!
Nuts and seeds have high amounts of fiber, folic acid, calcium, and other vitamins, which help to strengthen your teeth and gums.
This may seems strange, but as onions are quite acidic, they help to eliminate the accumulation of unhealthy bacteria in your mouth. Count on a small serving of onions to wipe your smile clean of bacteria, while lowering the risk of tooth decay.
#3 Green Vegetables
The greener the vegetable, the more vitamins and minerals it contains – and the better it is for your smile. Count on dark green vegetables to strengthen your tooth enamel.
A study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry reported that eating cheese raises the pH levels in your mouth, and lowers the risk of tooth decay. This is a reason for all cheese enthusiasts out there to celebrate!
Jumping on the dairy wagon is a no-brainer when it comes to oral health. All dairy products are full of calcium and protein, which is always a good pick for a healthier smile! However, we need to be conscious of the amount of added sugar found in common dairy products, such as yogurt. A high-sugar intake will have the opposite effect that you were wishing for.