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What Foods Help To Promote Good Oral Health?
Posted on 7/20/2020 by Office
What Foods Help To Promote Good Oral Health?
Although flossing and brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste is an essential routine practice that promotes good oral health, nutrient-rich foods supply the teeth and gums with crucial nutrients needed to renew tissues and fight oral diseases and infections. Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins provide you with vital nutrients for optimum oral health.

Calcium


Cheese plays a critical role in the promotion of goo oral health. It increases the flow of saliva in the mouth. Saliva cleanses the teeth by preventing the accumulation of bacteria on the surface of the teeth. The lubrication aspect of the saliva helps to prevent sugars present in drinks and foods we eat, from sticking to our teeth. Saliva's role as a neutralizing agent is critical in restoring the mouth's pH levels and prevents halitosis resulting from dry mouth.
Cheese is also rich in teeth-strengthening casein phosphate. These minerals make the teeth resistant to decay by reducing the acidity level in the mouth. Calcium present in cheese also helps in replenishing the teeth with the lost minerals. It is important to note that a third of a slice is enough to enjoy the benefits of cheese. Other foods rich in calcium include yogurt, fortified soy drinks, almonds, leafy vegetables, canned salmon, and fat-free milk.

Phosphorous And Vitamin D


Foods rich in phosphorus such as nuts, garlic, meat, eggs, whole grains, and dry fruits promote good oral health. The deficiency of phosphorous in our bodies leads to breaking and chipping of teeth for both adults and children. Vitamin D nutrients promote dental health by reducing the inflammation of the gums. Foods rich vitamin D include milk, egg yolk, and fish. Another critical role of vitamin D is its ability to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. However, it is crucial to balance the nutrients present in your foods. Kindly call us for professional advice regarding the best foods for your dental health.

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