We understand that shopping can be taxing. “Is this healthy for?” “Isn’t that kind of food supposed to be unhealthy for me?” Believe it or not, there are a bunch of foods that are good for your oral health. Here are some treats you don’t have to worry about:
-Almonds. Almonds contain teeth-supporting vitamins, so they’re a good snack to enhance your chompers on the go.
-Apples: To chew an apple, you have to produce a lot of spit, and that spit rinses out bacteria and acids from your mouth.
-Carrots. Carrots amp up saliva production (which battles cavity-causing bacteria), and they’re lower in sugar than other munchable snacks.
-Celery. With its rigid, stringy structure, celery scrapes away bacteria and food remnants like toothbrushes do.
-Cheese. Cheese naturally decreases the acidity in your oral cavity, helping to protect against cavity-causing bacteria.
-Strawberries. Strawberries contain malic acids, which can be a great whitener for your enamel. (But make sure to brush after eating them!)
-Leafy greens. Leafy greens are full of minerals and vitamins that fortify dental health, like gum-improving folic acid.
-Water. By drinking water, you’ll rinse away debris and bacteria from your mouth.
-Yogurt. Probiotics in yogurt edge out harmful bacteria from your gums. (Choose for yogurts without added sugars.)
The list goes on! If you’d like to learn extra about foods healthy for your teeth, schedule a checkup with Dr. Robert Doyle at Complete Dental Care in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, by calling 412-567-0927 now. We’ll be happy to see you and ecstatic to answer all of your questions on healthy food choices.