5 Best Foods For Beautiful Teeth
Dental health is directly related to our diet and the main enemy of healthy teeth is sugar which leads to increased acidity and creates a fertile ground for different harmful bacteria. This is something that most of us know and we know that the bad choices we make when it comes to food can affect our teeth in a damaging way. However, are there any foods that can actually help us maintain our dental health? The good news is that there are many foods that can support our efforts to have beautiful and healthy teeth.
Here are 5 of these foods/drinks to consider:
#1. Black and green tea
It is always a good idea to drink tea once you are finished with your meal because teas are rich in polyphenols. These compounds have the ability to suppress the growth and activity of bacteria and preserve your dental health. When we finish a meal, the leftovers in our mouth are helping bacteria to grow. Black and green tea help to combat this.
#2. Yogurt and milk
Unsweetened milk and yogurt are very good for the teeth. They contain low levels of acidity which means that the gradual abrasion of teeth (dental erosion) is slower. These foods also have a very small amount of sugar which means less tooth decay. Milk is an excellent, natural source of calcium. This mineral is the main ingredient found in bones and teeth.
#3. Wild salmon
We all know how useful fish is when it comes to cardiovascular health. According to numerous studies, fish, especially wild salmon, is great for the teeth too. As we have already mentioned, our body needs calcium to strengthen the teeth, but if there is lack of vitamin D in the system the calcium we take cannot be absorbed in the right way. Wild salmon and few other fatty fish are packed with vitamin D.
#4. Dark chocolate
Many people will be surprised to hear that chocolate actually can help preserve the beauty of their teeth. Of course, we are talking about dark chocolate which is rich in cacao (more than 75%). Cacao contains a compound known as CBH which strengthens the tooth enamel. Obviously, dark chocolate needs to be eaten in moderation but a little bit every now and then is fine.
The ingredients found in celery protect the teeth and additional chewing creates a lot of saliva which neutralizes different bacteria which leads to tooth decay.
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