The Foods to Eat for a Healthy Smile

Halloween is the time of year when we tend to overindulge and stock up on treats. It’s a good time to really pay attention to your oral hygiene routine. You’ll also want to be cautious about your diet. Let’s talk about the best foods for your teeth and gums.

Cleaning Teeth the Natural Way

Food that’s high in water content serves as natural teeth cleaners. These crunchy foods encourage the flow of saliva. They’re also ideal snacks as they can be enjoyed as is.

Here are examples:

Keeping Bones Healthy and Strong

Our teeth lose and replenish minerals naturally. However, when the acidity level in the mouth is too high, minerals aren’t immediately replenished. Acid can wear away the tooth enamel.

Calcium is crucial as it strengthens the bones together with phosphorus. Calcium can be derived from these food choices:

Maximizing Calcium Absorption

Vitamin D is crucial as it helps the body absorb calcium. Without it, the mouth will be at risk for gum disease and tooth decay.

Enjoy your treats this October but make sure you keep your meals varied. Eat toward a stronger, healthy smile and have a Happy Halloween!

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