5 Foods That Promote a Healthy Smile

The old saying that “you are what you eat” may not be literally true, but there are certainly some foods that are better for your health than others. The same is true about these certain foods and your teeth. While sugary and sticky foods are bad for your teeth, others can actually help you maintain a bright, healthy smile. Here are five foods that are great for your teeth and smile.

1. Tea

Tea contains substances called polyphenols that can help slow the growth of bacteria in the mouth. It’s also relatively low in acid, so it can help stabilize acidity. Fewer bacteria mean less plaque and healthier teeth and gums.

2. Garlic
Although it has a bad reputation for giving you smelly breath, garlic has some strong antibacterial properties which can inhibit the growth of bacteria. Onions do as well, to a lesser extent.

3. Dairy products

Milk and cheese are loaded with vitamins and packed with calcium. These foods also lower the levels of acid in the mouth that are being produced by bacteria. Drinking milk can help flush away the acid and limit damage to the enamel of the teeth.

4. Cloves

Who would have thought that a sweet spice could help your smile? Cloves have long been used to treat dental problems. Their antimicrobial properties kill bacteria, and the oil of cloves can be applied to ease toothaches.

5. Strawberries

You might not think that sweet, juicy strawberries would be good for your teeth, but these small berries are actually great teeth whiteners. The acid in strawberry juice can remove sugars and bacteria before they have a chance to become a problem. One word of warning–the acid in strawberries can damage the enamel of your teeth if you eat them too often, so rinse your mouth with water after eating.

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  • These tips are really helpful in maintaining healthy smile. Poor diet leads to dental problems and also health related issues occur. So always try to eat healthy food to keep yourself fit and fine. Here are some more health tips for your teeth http://bit.ly/2d5Iqry

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  • The way you dealt everything was extremely wonderful. One more points I would like to emphasize here. A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Like apples, carrots are crunchy and full of fiber. Eating a handful of raw carrots at the end of the meal increases saliva production in your mouth, which reduces your risk of cavities. It is important that we understand the large role that nutrition plays in caring for and maintaining a healthy, bright and beautiful smile! Nutrition and oral health are incredibly interrelated and knowledge is power when it comes to protecting your smile! Thanks for great tips.

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