In today’s day and age, people are becoming more and more aware of the foods they put in their bodies. Whether it’s going organic, trying new types of diets, or otherwise, people as a whole are more focused on their diet now than they have been in a long time. However, though many people eat well to ensure their bodies and minds are healthy, people rarely consider eating to improve oral health. The truth is, however, there are many different types of food that are fantastic for you and your teeth–some of which may surprise you. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey dental team to learn more about getting–and keeping–the smile you’ve always wanted. Here are some of the best foods for a healthy smile:
- Green tea: Green tea has long been known for its abundance in antioxidants, but did you know green tea also usually contains fluoride? This makes green tea an especially powerful teeth-strengthening drink.
- Green veggies: Products containing fiber are widely known to help keep your teeth clean and your smile healthy–this is primarily because these foods require a good amount of chewing, which triggers more saliva, which cleans your teeth.
- Salmon: Salmon contains lots of vitamin D, which is instrumental in helping your body (and teeth) absorb and retain calcium.
- Cheese: Most of us love cheese, which is perhaps why this is such good news! Cheese, especially cheese high in calcium, is great for your teeth.
What about gum health?
Without healthy gums, you cannot have healthy teeth. So, for healthy gums, we have several recommendations:
- Onions are great for gum health, as they can neutralize oral bacteria.
- Drink lots of water, especially if it contains fluoride
- Eat fewer sweets, especially sticky sweets that can get stuck in between teeth or gumlines
- Incorporate more fruits into your diet
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly
Though all the above advice is useful and designed to help you, the truth is, the most important thing you can do is attend your routine checkups with your trusted local dentist. For any additional questions, do not hesitate to speak with our compassionate dental team. We are here to help.
Contact the Dental Associates at Basking Ridge
Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!