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Which Foods Promote Good Oral Health?

Posted on 3/20/2019 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Which Foods Promote Good Oral Health?Of all the foods you eat in any given week or month, do you know which of them promote the best oral health possible? Some do not consider their oral health at all when it comes to what they eat or drink. It is very important that you pick the right foods for the best oral health possible.

These items allow your teeth and your gums to get healthy, and stay that way. Here are some of the foods you should make sure are in your diet on a regular basis.

Ideal Foods to Promote Optimal Oral Health

Produce is likely the number one option when it comes to promoting good oral health. You want to eat a wide range of both fruits and vegetables to give yourself the best oral health possible. However, there are more options and nutrition values when you eat vegetables as the main part of your produce. Many of them should be eaten raw to get the most value out of them, but some work just as well when cooked. The more produce you eat, the better.

The second food you want to make sure to eat should be dairy. When you eat dairy foods, you coat your teeth in casein. This is naturally within the milk products and cheese you like to eat anyway. This substance coats your teeth with something that fights away the bacteria that like to snack on your enamel. It keeps tooth decay away to some degree, adding to the efforts you put into your mouth by brushing, flossing, and seeing us regularly.

What you eat can promote a healthier mouth, if you choose wisely. We love helping our patients get a healthy mouth through all forms. Talk to us at your next appointment about what foods you could add to your diet for the healthiest mouth possible.

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