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.
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