7 Best Food and Drinks To Protect Your Teeth.

Here are the top 7 best food and drinks for protection.

1) Yoghurt, Milk and cheese

  • Yoghurt, milk and cheese are all high in calcium which is vital for maintaining oral health and strengthening those teeth!
  • Yoghurt is a great source of protein and a good food for sensitive teeth (as you don’t have to chew it).
  • Milk also reduces acid levels in the mouth which is beneficial for tooth enamel erosion.

2) Greens

  • Leafy greens are packed full of vitamins and minerals which don’t just benefit your body but your teeth too.
  • Calcium rich foods help build and protect the enamel and also contain folic acid.
  • Tooth enamel is essentially, minerals. Protecting that enamel means to reduce the amount of food and drinks that may cause erosion to that enamel (in plain talk).
  • Greens are easy on the teeth whist providing the all needed vitamins and minerals.

3) Celery, apples, carrots, cucumbers

  • Being nearly 100% water, celery is a great source of vitamin A and C.
  • As celery is crunchy and requires a lot of chewing the motion produces an increase in saliva which naturally neutralises the bacteria that causes cavities.
  • Ever heard of a natural toothbrush? Think of hard crunchy foods as a natural toothbrush. Their abrasive surfaces gently scrub and clean teeth surfaces which removes plaque and food particles.

4) Fish

  • The absorption of vitamin D will naturally help the absorption of calcium which is vital for strengthened enamel.
  • Its also said that omega 3 fatty acids that are naturally occurring in fish are great to help fight gum disease.

5) Oranges, broccoli

I’m sure we’ve all experienced inflamed gums at some point. Our gums take a hard hit with the amount of food we eat on a daily basis.

  • Vitamin C naturally reduces inflammation in the body which may help your gum health.
  • The absence of vitamin C in the body may leave your gums more susceptible to periodontal disease. Eat oranges and broccoli.

6) Nuts, berries raisins

These foods are rich in antioxidants which don’t just benefit digestion!

  • Antioxidants, similar to vitamin C’s effect on the body – help reduce periodontal disease.
  • They protect the gum tissues from damage to the cells.

7) Green tea

  • Polyphenol is known to reduce bacteria in the mouth It also tends to be rich in fluoride which is the ingredient used in toothpaste.
  • Green tea contains both ingredients as well as having an overall beneficial effect on your body.