4 Smile-Friendly Foods
When it comes to our diets we might change them due to some sort of health condition, like diabetes. Or, we’ll change our diet to reach specific ends when it comes to our bodies, like cutting carbs or processed sugars in order to reduce inflammation and lose unwanted pockets of weight.
However, very rarely do we consider what we can do to help fortify our smile through our diet. Below are a few foods you can focus on to boost your oral health.
1.) Carrots, Cucumbers, Broccoli and Other Crunchy Veggies
Crunchy vegetables have the ability to help you break down dental plaque and help keep your teeth strong for the long run.
Apples are another crunchy food that helps break down plaque. Eating apples also helps cleanse and clean your teeth due to their bacteria-killing acidity. Make sure you leave the skin on, since it is rich in fiber that helps keep your teeth and gums clean.
3.) Eat Vitamin-Rich Foods
Eating foods that are rich in calcium and phosphorus (2 vitamins crucial for healthy teeth) will help fortify your smile in more ways than one. Eat good cheeses, sliced almonds, leafy greens, eggs, and clean meats to give your oral health a big time boost.
4.) Drink More Tea
Instead of opting for coffee or alcoholic beverages, start drinking hot tea, especially green tea, which has polyphenols that fight bacteria and get rid of bad breath.
Another great way to protect your smile is to schedule regular visits with Audubon Dental Center. We have a long track record of making (and maintaining) healthy smiles! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.