|Your dental health is important, and our patients' safety is our top priority. Please read our office update letter on COVID-19.|
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Dick Hikade, DDS
|Over 90% of all adults and children have at least one cavity. This can be due to improper oral hygiene practices. It isn't enough to just brush your teeth and not floss, for example.
Gargling with a good mouthwash product after you brush and floss would be ideal as well. However, along with doing all of that, you must remember that your teeth require nutrients.
Nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, potassium and vitamin C, among others, are all needed for your teeth to stay their healthiest. You can take vitamin supplements to help you maintain your nutrient levels.
However, the best way to maintain nutrient levels, and a healthy smile, is to eat a balanced and nutrient rich diet. Check out this list of the best nutrient-rich produce foods that you can use to stock up on the next trip to the supermarket.
Leafy Green VegetablesFrom kale, spinach to lettuce, you can ingest a lot of needed nutrients from leafy green vegetables. Leafy green vegetables are full of minerals and vitamins. They are especially low in calories as well. Leafy green vegetables are full of calcium, vitamin B and folic acid.
CarrotsCarrots are chock full of fiber and vitamin A. Eating and chewing carrots also helps in the production of saliva. Saliva keeps teeth healthy and helps to stave off gum disease.
CeleryCelery is very good for teeth health. Its natural fibrous texture acts as a natural toothbrush when it is eaten and helps to naturally clean teeth. Celery is also a great source of vitamins A and C. Both vitamins are very healthy for gum health.
AlmondsAlmonds are very high in protein and calcium, nutrients which keep teeth strong. Additionally, almonds are very low in sugar.
Be Choosy at the SupermarketAlways choose foods that help to keep your teeth healthy. Cut down on your intake of sugary and high calorie foods which will wear down your teeth in the long run. Call us for more tips on keeping your mouth healthy.