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Best Foods to Eat to Avoid Developing Cavities


Posted on 3/20/2017 by Dr. Johnson
A collection of fruits and vegetables beside each other.
You are what you eat, isn't that the saying? You also reap what you sow. Nothing could be more true when it comes to your diet and your teeth. You choose what you eat and you should choose oral health happy foods. Don't worry, you don't have to eat anything exotic or particularly special. You just have to choose the best of your usual foods.

Fruits and Vegetables


When it comes to your teeth all fruits and vegetables are not the same. Citrus fruits are acidic and if the acid stays on your teeth, it can cause decay. Always rinse your mouth with water after eating highly acidic fruits and vegetables.

Best of these are carrots, apples, celery, and cranberries. These crunchy fruits and vegetables increase the flow of saliva, which is your body's natural cleansing mechanism. In addition, as you chew, the abrasive action helps the fibers of the food scrape your teeth clean. It loosens the plaque on your teeth and helps the saliva wash it away.

What Else Is Good to Eat?
Cheese, yogurt, and milk are two great foods to help your teeth. Both milk and cheese are great companions to acidic food because both of these reduce the acid in your mouth. This reduction of acid helps prevent tooth decay.

Research at a Korean University found that raw onions contain anti-bacterial properties that can kill several bacteria strains that can cause cavities and gum disease. Nuts are good for your teeth as well.

Not only do they stimulate saliva production, but they also have protein and minerals necessary for your dental health. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and milk are phosphorous-rich foods that are also good for the teeth.

Raisins are another good snack. Though they are sweet they don't contain sugars that are damaging to your teeth. Last, but not least, drink plenty of water. It helps your body rinse your teeth.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about cavities.

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Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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