Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine, it might be hard to keep your teeth healthy, if you don’t watch what you eat. Your diet is essential for strong teeth. Check out the below foods that can naturally strengthen your teeth and your kid’s teeth.
Foods that Naturally Strengthen Teeth
In addition to brushing twice daily, flossing, and making regular visits to your dentist, add the below foods to your diet to naturally strengthen your teeth.
Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Crisp fruits and raw vegetables, like apples, carrots , cucumbers, and celery (aka nature’s floss), help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath. The crunchy texture is naturally abrasive so they help scrub the surface of your teeth, remove plaque, and food particles from your teeth.
Fruit High in Vitamin C and Antioxidants
Fruits like strawberries, apples, berries, and grapes are packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. These fruits help protect your gums from bacterial infections and cell damage.
Cheese is the perfect food for a healthy smile for a couple reason.
#1 Cheese is rich in calcium
#2 Chewing hard cheese increases the salvia production in your mouth, protecting your teeth from tooth decay causing acid.
Although you don’t ‘eat’ water, it is essential for a healthy smile. Drinking water is essential for good health, including your teeth. Drinking water washing away food particles that could stick to your teeth, causing cavities.
Skip the coffee and reach for black or green tea. These teas are high in polyphenols that reduce cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth.
Chew a sugar free gum like Orbit that can actually wash away bacteria and pieces of food in your mouth with the boost in salvia it produces.
Calcium coupled with Vitamin D not only helps with a healthy smile but also strong bones. Drinks that are calcium-fortified like milk, juices, and some dairy products will strengthen your teeth and bones, including jawbones.
Learn more about nutrition strategies for healthy teeth.
Visit Your Dentist
Visit your local dentist twice annually – for adults and children. If you are in Summit County, I recommend Dr. Adam Pollock D.D.S. for pediatric dentistry. There are many reasons to choose a pediatric dentist for your child and all of which is why we trust Dr. Pollock for our children.
If you are looking for a caring pediatric dentistry in the greater Akron, Ohio area, contact Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry today.
Dr. Adam Pollock D. D.S. Pediatric Dentistry
1707 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry is conveniently located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, just minutes from Akron, Stow, Munroe Falls, Kent, Hudson, Peninsula, Tallmadge, Ellet, Copley, and Fairlawn, Ohio.