Foods For Strong Teeth
Did you know that the foods you eat are an important part of building strong teeth? Healthy teeth, like the rest of your body, need you to consume nutritional foods. Calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A help build and protect tooth enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). Here are some foods with high amounts of these nutrients:
- Plain yogurt
- Leafy greens like kale, collard greens, and spinach
- Calcium-fortified foods; cereal, canned sardines, tofu, and orange juice
- Protein-rich food like meat, poultry, fish, and eggs
Fruits and vegetables are a source of vitamin C, which is good for healthy gums. Eating fruits and veggies can stimulate saliva production. Saliva contains minerals like calcium, fluoride, and phosphate ions, which keep the surface of your teeth strong. Saliva also washes away food particles and debris from teeth and gums. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. This is an easy way to keep your mouth clean and avoid bad breath from a dry mouth.