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Food that will help prevent tooth decay

Posted 2 February 2017 in News

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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.

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