The phrase “you are what you eat” is most true when it comes to your dental health but fortunately, our clinic offers the best dental care Vancouver.
Consuming starchy, sugary foods will cause you to have tooth decay and numerous cavities that will need to be fixed by a dental professional. This is because starchy and sugary foods feed not only your cravings but also the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay. These foods also leave a thin, sticky film called plaque that is full of bacteria and other pollutants. They cover the surfaces of your teeth and acids begin to form. These acids then break down your tooth enamel and cause cavities. These acids can also lead to gum disease because they trigger an inflammatory response, attacking gums, bones and other components of your mouth.
The Foods You Should Eat
These foods are known to help you maintain healthy oral hygiene.
Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are known to keep your teeth clean. Are you familiar with the squeaky clean feeling that apples give your teeth? This is because the fibre in fruits and vegetables gets saliva flowing, cleans your teeth, and reduces the effects of acids and enzymes. It also encourages saliva – which contains some amounts of calcium and can bring it back to your teeth in areas that have lost it.
Again, foods rich in fibre are great for your oral health as well as your digestive health. For example, fibre-rich crackers, bread, pastries (as long as they aren’t loaded with sugar) and other foods are great for your teeth and overall health.
Dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt (not flavoured or sweetened, just plain) and other dairy products are high in calcium and phosphates and put minerals back into your teeth. They also create saliva, which helps to fight off those tooth-decay-causing acids. This will help to rebuild your tooth enamel.
Black & Green Tea
These teas are fantastic for your oral health, as well as your overall health. They contain polyphenols that break down and kill plaque bacteria. This will then prevent acids and bacteria from growing and decaying your teeth.
Chewing Gum Without Sugar
Gum, of course, without sugar is a great way to clean the surfaces of your teeth and reduce the chances of tooth decay, It’s also a great saliva maker.
Foods and water with fluoride are great ways to help your teeth become stronger.
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