Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Along with consistent brushing and flossing, the foods that we eat can have an effect on our teeth and dental health. Choosing the proper food and nutrition can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and benefit the health of the entire body by doing so.
Choose foods like fruits and vegetables, things high in calcium and vitamin D, and avoiding food choices that are damaging to teeth like red wines, highly acidic foods, and sticky foods that are often high in sugar that remains on the teeth and increases decay and cavities.
Avoid high-acidic foods for healthy teeth
It is important to avoid things such as tobacco - smoking and chewing - as it weakens the tooth enamel. Foods that have high acidity should be avoided or limited. These include things like soft drinks that are also high in sugar but also citrus fruits that should be enjoyed for their other benefits.
To enjoy acidic foods that are still beneficial for other reasons it helps to rinse the mouth with water, have a drink with the food, or brush after consuming. Avoiding foods that are bad for teeth is as important as choosing ones that are good for teeth.
Vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth
Foods that help to strengthen enamel and build healthy teeth include those that are high in calcium and phosphorus. These vitamins and minerals are beneficial to the teeth by helping to build the enamel during a remineralization process.
This is said to help teeth absorb minerals that they need to maintain healthy and strong enamel that protects the inner tooth. Also helpful for this process are cheeses, assorted types of nuts, and even chicken and other lean meats for the increased protein they contain.
This protein can help grow and maintain stores of collagen to help maintain the health of the gums and bones, which will offer increased support for the teeth and help them remain healthy. Other choices that are high in calcium are other dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, and even tofu, along with eggs for their protein and phosphorus.
Vitamin C foods for healthy teeth
Adding foods with vitamin C can help improve the health of the gums, which will in turn maintain healthy teeth and help to deter tooth loss or loosened teeth. These include several vegetables such as broccoli, potatoes, and even tomatoes and peppers, as well as citrus fruits and even supplements as needed.
Choosing the right foods and nutrition can go a long way to maintaining healthy teeth, and is as necessary as brushing and flossing. Foods that are high in protein, vitamin C, and calcium are the most beneficial as they provide the teeth and gums with the vitamins and nutrients that will help to build the strength of the enamel and protect the inner teeth.
When these foods are also acidic it becomes important to consume the beneficial foods and also clean the teeth afterwards to reduce the effect of the acids.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
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