Dental Care 101: Best Foods for Your Teeth
How eating the right foods can enhance your dental care program and give you the best smile in Perth.
If you want to keep your teeth healthy, you need to stick to the fundamentals: regular appointments and daily brushing and flossing. But there is another important thing you need to do: eat foods that help improve your dental health. Here are a few of them and how they work.
There is a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners, but sugarless gum actually helps keep your teeth healthy. It stimulates saliva, which washes away acids and contains calcium and phosphate, which strengthen the teeth. The best sweetener is Xylitol, which actually reduces bacteria.
Good old H2O helps wash away acids and sugars. It also contains fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from erosion. Some water supplies are fluoridated, but water contains natural fluoride, too.
Eggs and milk contain a lot of calcium. Calcium not only strengthens teeth and bones; it also strengthens the tooth enamel. Cheese contains casein, which is suggested by research to help stabilise and even repair tooth enamel.
High Fibre Foods
Not only do high fibre foods have numerous health benefits, they are also great for your teeth. Because they need to be chewed so much, they produce a lot of saliva and then scrub your teeth with it. Think of a dog eating a biscuit to clean his teeth. It’s the same mechanism but softer.
Can a red fruit actually help whiten your teeth? If it’s a strawberry, the answer is yes. Strawberries are high in malic acid, which helps to naturally whiten your enamel. You can even mash strawberries into a toothpaste to help whiten your enamel.
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Regular dental care is the foundation of dental health. To learn more great tips about dental health or to get started on a program of dental care, call our Perth office today: (08) 9361 1728.