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Identifying Some Dentist-Recommended Food

While food play a major role in tooth decay, some of them actually contribute to the teeth’s overall health. Teeth-friendly food contain the right vitamins your chompers need to maintain firmness and strength. Your local dentist will most likely recommend that you include them regularly in your meals.

Cheese and Dairy

Calcium and phosphorous are the two main sources of the benefits that dairy products can offer your teeth. Not only is calcium the main component of your pearly whites (thus a deficiency of this mineral will most likely lead to decay), but it also helps protect your teeth from the acids fermented by microorganisms from most of the food that you consume. Aside from this, dairy is also an excellent source of vitamin D.


These vegetables act as a cleaner for your teeth, in more ways than one. First, just about any crunchy, fiber-rich vegetable you eat naturally cleans your teeth and keeps them white as you chew on them. Secondly, the Vitamin A it provides serve as an even bigger reinforcement, as it strengthens the enamel itself from damage.


You might think that the acidity of lemon makes it counterintuitive to your teeth’s health. On the contrary, though, the acid itself helps kill bacteria that might cause tooth decay and bad mouth odors, so it works as hard as your typical toothpaste. However, you might want to rinse off the lemon juice after a few seconds in your mouth to wash off the residual acid.


November 3, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Bruxism, Cavities, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Emergency Dentistry, Family Dentistry, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Just for Fun, Missing Teeth, Office Technology, Oral Hygiene, Restorative Dentistry | ,

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