We all know the basics of good oral care brush in the morning and evening, floss each day visit the dentist twice per year and avoid any food that combines sugar, acid and stickiness. But there are other steps we can take to guarantee good health, including the food we eat each day. Check out these four foods that will keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
Cheese is low in sugar and acid and high in calcium, making it a good choice. It also contains casein, a protein found in milk that is particularly useful for fortifying the tooth’s surface.
Fresh fruit is always a great choice and pears have a larger acid neutralizing effect on tooth surface than other types of fresh fruit, including bananas, apples, mandarins and pineapples. But skip the dried fruit when it comes to teeth because the concentrated, sticky and sugary nature of dried fruits makes them tooth enamel killers!
This veggie isn’t just good as a healthy snack. Celery is a winner because it breaks down into fibrous strands that naturally clean the teeth and keep your smile bright.
Sugar Free Gum
Xylitol, the sugar replacement, which is found in many sugar-free gums and mints, is helpful because it prevents harmful bacteria in plaque from metabolizing sugar that can erode your tooth enamel. Sugar free gum does the opposite of what regular gum does and instead mechanically removes plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Make sure your gum is aspartame-free.