Healthy Teeth Need A Healthy Diet - Here's What You Should Be Eating
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Any dentist on the planet will tell you that the food you eat and the drink you consume have a huge impact on the health of your teeth. It doesn’t matter how much you brush your teeth, or how often you go to the dentist, if you are eating and drinking the wrong things they will take their toll. In this article we are going to tell you about all the good things you can eat and drink in order to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. Anything that keeps you out of the dentist’s chair will save you a lot of money and a lot of pain, so you had better read on!
Fiber is the best thing that you can eat and you can find it in fruit and vegetables. Fiber is great for the body in many ways, but one of its benefits is that it scrubs the teeth as it is being chewed. It also stimulates saliva production because you need to chew fibrous foods for longer. Choose fruit and vegetables that are high in fiber and you will also find that they are naturally low in sugar, which means your teeth will be even happier that you are eating them
Unsurprisingly, water is the best thing you can drink to look after your teeth. Sugary drinks, alcohol and caffeine should be avoided where possible – always choose water where you can. This helps to rise dirt and grime out of the mouth on the way down, cleansing as it goes. The health benefits of drinking water are endless – you don’t need us to tell you that – this is just one more bonus! Of course, water is the base ingredient of saliva too, so you need water in your system in order to digest it.
Dairy products are packed full of calcium which is proven to be really good for teeth (as well as bones, nail and hair). You’ll also get a boost of Vitamin D from most dairy products which is another vitamin that your body can’t do without. Bear in mind though that dairy products tend to hang around longer in the mouth so it’s important that you brush your teeth after eating it.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts and seeds also ‘scrub’ your teeth as you are eating them and they are packed full of vitamins and minerals that will boost the health of your teeth (along with the rest of your body!) They are also great sources of calcium, along with all sorts of other goodies such as magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc.
So, when you are thinking about the health of your teeth, make sure you bear in mind what you are eating and drinking as well as how many trips to the dentist you make. The more you avoid all the bad stuff such as sugar, alcohol and caffeine, the better health your teeth will be in. This in turn will save you money, keep you out of the dentist’s chair and give you a killer smile to boot!
This post has been authored by Nancy Baker, a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Dental Destination: MX, a clinic offering extensive dental treatments in Mexico. She always has a professional approach towards work and she enjoys surfing and skateboarding in her spare time. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.