Regular Brushing and Flossing • Most of the time, we think that regular brushing and flossing is good enough to help keep our teeth and gums healthy. That may be true to some degree but we need to add to it. • The foods that we eat contribute a lot to the well being of our teeth and gums. Certain foods can help promote good oral health and help boost our body's immune system.
Cheese • Cheese is a dairy product made from milk, produced in a variety of flavours, shapes and textures. It is among the richest dietary sources of calcium, which plays an essential role in bone health. It is also highly nutritious and very rich in vitamins and minerals. • Based on a recent research published in the journal General Dentistry, it was reported that teens who ate cheddar cheese had lower acid levels in their mouths than those who ate sugar-free yogurt or drank a glass of milk. The research showed that cheese can help neutralize the plaque acid that are present in your teeth and mouth.
Raisins • Raisins are produced when grapes are dehydrated, the nutrients become more concentrated thus making a handful of raisins a good snack rich in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Besides those nutrients, raisins are also a good source of carbohydrates for energy. • Raisins are a good source of phytochemicals, which may help kill cavity-causing plaque bacteria. It is also naturally sweet and does not contain table sugar which helps bacteria stick to the tooth and then later on produce plaque. Some compounds in raisins may also affect the growth of bacteria associated with gum disease.
Leafy Greens • Leafy greens are foods that are high in calcium which are good for the bone. Leafy greens are also good in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. They also containing a number of phytochemicals.
Cranberries • Contain polyphenols which may keep plaque from sticking to teeth, thus lowering the risk of cavities. Cranberries are at the top of the list of healthy foods due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content and are often referred to as a "super food". • Aside from helping in your dental health, cranberries may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing platelet build-up and reducing blood pressure via anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
Fish • Fish are a good source of phosphorous which can help keep your tooth enamel strong and healthy. Fish is also loaded with various important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D. It is also the world's best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain.
Check this Out! • Those are foods that are good for your teeth. By eating these nutritious foods not only will you help keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will also boost your body's immune system. • The next time you shop at your grocery store, pick these nutritious foods and help keep your teeth healthy. • Brought to you by Northern Dental Care. • For more info, on dentists in Sault Ste Marie, check out: http://www.northerndentalcare.com