Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Great news—many healthy foods benefit not only your body, but your smile as well! The fibrous nature of several raw fruits and vegetables makes them natural teeth cleaners, as their crunchy texture removes food particles that can build up into plaque. Other foods, such as those high in calcium, can help keep your teeth strong. In addition, chewing increases saliva production, which helps restore the pH balance in the mouth to combat the damage that acids can cause to teeth.
Good options for healthy teeth and gums include:
- Whole Grains
- Cheese (especially cheddar)
- Green and Earl Grey Tea
- Nuts (especially cashews, peanuts, almonds and walnuts)
Choose smile-smart foods like these to double your health benefits!