COVID-19 UPDATE
We are open offering remote triage and urgent dental care where appropriate. At present, we are unable to provide routine care. Please telephone the surgery if you need urgent dental care or advice and you will be triaged by a dentist and given an appointment if necessary. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Call us on 024 7668 6690

Food that will help prevent tooth decay

Posted 2 February 2017 in News

Teeth straightening Coventry

Dental experts agree that reducing the number of sugary products people consume can significantly improve oral health. Although there are many types of food that trigger the formation of cavities, there are some foods that actually prevent tooth decay. In this article, we will highlight some of those foods:

Apples

It may be a cliché but an apple a day really does keeps the doctor (dentist) away. You can prevent cavities by eating one apple a day. Apples have natural sugar in them, but they also support proper saliva flow. This saliva lowers tooth decay because it eliminates bacteria.

Cheese

Cheese and other dairy products are also good for the teeth and gums. Cheese provides powerful anti-cavity effects because it increases pH levels. In addition, the calcium they have is good for the strength of teeth and helps to re-harden the enamel.

Sugar-free gums

Ordinary chewing gums can lead to the formation of cavities, but the ones without sugar can actually prevent them. This is especially true for sugar-free gums that contain xylitol. This specific ingredient can keep you safe from plaque accumulation. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has the ability to combat bacteria that lead to cavities.

Wine

Drinking too much wine can cause stains on your teeth, but drinking one glass of wine a day right after you’ve consumed sugary products can help your body combat cavity-triggering bacteria. Wines, especially red wines, contain active ingredients like proanthocyanidins (antioxidant) that have the potential to protect the teeth.

Black/green tea

Drinking black or green tea after having a cake, sweet or other sugary product is a good idea because tea can prevent accumulation of plaque and reduce the level of bacteria. However, if you want to experience the best effects, you should not drink tea with cream, milk or sweeteners.

Milk

As we said before, many dairy products are good for the teeth. Milk stabilizes pH levels after consumption of sugary drinks and products.

For more advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Call us now to make an appointment on 024 7668 6690

Keeping reading...

News Lip Fillers Advice Coventry

26 August 2020

Lip Fillers Advice for First-Timers: Aftercare and Maintenance

Getting lip fillers in coventry for the first time can be very exciting but also very daunting. Any procedure that...

Read more
News Lip Fillers Coventry

30 July 2020

How to decide if lip fillers are right for you

Non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures are becoming more mainstream by the day. Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections were once the worst-kept secrets...

Read more
News Dental Implants Coventry

28 June 2020

What are the options for replacing a missing tooth?

A missing tooth can is not just a blow to your confidence. When a tooth is missing, your bite is...

Read more
4 stars

Wisdom tooth removal.

I had my lower wisdom tooth removed. To say that I was a nervous patient was an understatement. The dentist was very understanding and explained the process in stages where I could ask questions. Even though I was really panicking inside the staff had a true sense of calm and the tooth removal was quick and uneventful. I originally wanted sedation but felt confident to go without. The aftercare information was very useful. I experienced a first class service here!

Visited in February 2018. Posted on 18 April 2018

Coventry 2021 club member