Make These Foods A Part of Your Diet

The foods you eat affect your entire body from head to toe in different ways.  For example, you probably know that eating foods full of Vitamin A is good for your eyes.  So, what foods are good for your teeth?  The article below gives ten great examples that provide different benefits for your teeth.  If these foods are not already a part of your regular diet, then consider adding them in!  Your teeth will thank you!

10 Foods That Help Keep Your Teeth Looking Clean And Healthy

Elisabeth Brier | August 12, 2017

Though
closed-mouth smiles and sultry smirks have grown increasingly popular —
likely due to the influence of the Kardashian clan —it’s not an excuse
to abandon the health of your teeth.

While
you may choose to hide them underneath a pouted duck lip or even a
blank, lifeless expression, you should remain prepared for when smiling
comes back in vogue.

Luckily,
there is no need to seek out expensive treatments in planning for the
smile’s imminent return. There are a number of foods that naturally keep
your teeth healthy and sparkling. Even more fortunate, is that this
list includes cheese.

Now that’s a fact that would even have Kanye West smiling.

Yogurt

Foods that are high in calcium and protein are paramount in
strengthening tooth enamel. Fortunately for dairy lovers, this accounts
for the majority of delectables that exist within that food group.
Yogurt in particular, however, is full of probiotics and healthy
bacteria that help fight cavities. You go, yogurt.

Cheese

If you needed another reason to vindicate your cheese obsession, you’re
in luck. Turns out, not only is cheese good for your soul, it’s good for
your pearly whites, too. Similarly with yogurt, cheese contains high
levels of both calcium and protein. Eating cheese was also found to
raise the mouth’s pH level, thus lowering the risk of tooth decay.

Kale

Not being one to readily fuel the Kale mania, it has been found to be
unparalleled in promoting the health of your teeth. It’s high in calcium
for strong enamel, contains folic acid which reduces the risk of gum
disease, and chewing the (ahem) garnish also forms sufficient saliva
which naturally cleanses your mouth.

Beans

The high fibered fruit is typically known for the good it does leaving
your body as opposed to going in. However, apparently not only are beans
beneficial for healthy digestion, but for healthy teeth, too. As is the
way with kale, beans cause your mouth to salivate when eating them. The
saliva washes away bacteria while the food itself scrubs your teeth.

Apples

“An
apple a day…” While the old saying does not hold true for many things
such as a case of the flu or broken bones, it is in fact pretty accurate
in terms of your dental health. Apples are high in fiber, and like
beans and kale, can rinse away bad bacteria. Additionally, however, they
contain fluoride, which is found in most toothpaste, and helps lower
the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Strawberries

Though not necessarily health related, strawberries do help you achieve a
whiter smile. And what’s the point of healthy teeth if light can’t
bounce off of them in a selfie? Strawberries contain malic acid, which
naturally whitens tooth enamel. However, be sure to floss out any
lingering seeds before you switch to your front camera.

Carrots

So apparently there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to carrots.
Eating carrots reduces the risk of cavities and contributes to the good
bacteria in your mouth. They’re also full of Vitamin A, which assists in
strengthening bones including teeth.

Almonds

Like
many of the other foods topping this list, almonds are tooth health
superstars by being high in calcium and protein and low in sugar. Feel
free to go nuts with these nuts as they strengthen enamel and keep your
mouth healthy.

Celery

Celery is an ideal snack for improving your dental health if cheese and
apples are just too exciting for you. Full of water and vitamins A &
C, celery helps promote healthy gums. Chewing the rather bland
vegetable also assists in scrubbing unhealthy bacteria off your teeth.

Cranberries

More than a Thanksgiving side dish or a means to finishing off that
pesky UTI, cranberries foster healthy teeth. Recent studies have shown
that eating cranberries interrupts the formation of bacteria that causes
plaque. I think I’ll go for an extra serving this November.

Source: https://www.foodbeast.com/news/10-foods-that-help-keep-your-teeth-looking-clean-and-healthy/

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