Complete oral care extends far beyond brushing and flossing. There are lots of good habits to adopt including the powerful cleansing properties of simple, everyday foods! At Concerned Dental Care, your oral health is our top priority. Here we offer you 7 “power” foods for your teeth – foods that are good for your teeth and gums, helping to prevent tooth decay and disease.
Lean protein. Include plenty of lean cuts of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs in your diet. Your body needs the protein and your teeth need the phosphorous these foods contain. Phosphorous is important in protecting enamel, the protective layer on your teeth.
Cheese and other dairy foods. Cheese is rich in both calcium and protein, and it reduces acidity. Protein is an essential building block for growth, and calcium is important for strong teeth.
Leafy greens and crunchy produce. Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens offer a healthy dose of nutrients for teeth and gums. Crunchy apples, carrots, and celery all promote saliva production, which dilutes acids and helps remove debris from your teeth.
Oranges, strawberries, and other vitamin-C-rich fruits and veggies. Vitamin C promotes healthy gums and quick healing of wounds. Severe vitamin C deficiency can result in bleeding gums or loose teeth.
Water. It’s especially good to drink fluorinated water after eating sugary foods because it helps rinse food particles from the teeth. This dilutes the acids produced from bacteria that are converting the sugar into acid.
At the office Concerned Dental Care, we enjoy getting to know each patient and providing your family with the personalized service you deserve. We have convenient locations in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, and expertly handle all aspects of family dentistry under one roof.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 800-583-9285.
By Concerned Dental Care
March 13, 2020