Eat These Seven Foods for a Healthier Smile

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If you’re looking for tasty ways to keep your teeth clean and strong, your search is over. The following seven foods, in addition to improving your overall health, are especially beneficial to your teeth and gums.

1. Apples

Apples are a sweet end to a meal or snack. The texture of apples stimulates your gums and acts as a scrubbing agent, leaving your teeth cleaner.

2. Leafy greens

Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, contain calcium and folic acid. Calcium strengthens the enamel of your teeth, while folic acid has been linked to a reduction in gum disease in pregnant women.

3. Carrots

Like apples, carrots are a great finisher food. Eating a handful of carrots at the end of a meal or snack increases saliva production, ensuring a thorough post-meal rinse for your mouth.

4. Almonds

Almonds are high in protein and calcium, and support strong bones and enamel. Plus, almonds are a great addition to most any snack or meal.

5. Celery

Due to its texture and high water content, celery acts a lot like a toothbrush when chewed. It also contains Vitamins A and C, both of which are antioxidants that boost gum health.

6. Yogurt

Yogurt is full of probiotics, or beneficial bacteria. Probiotics crowd out the bad, cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. Yogurt is also high in calcium and protein.

7. Cheese

Eating cheese raises the pH in your mouth and reduces risk of tooth decay. Cheese also increases saliva production and is high in calcium and protein.

If you have further questions about incorporating your diet into your daily dental routine, contact Price Pediatric Dental at 435-637-9590.Don’t forget to schedule your bi-annual dentist appointment with Dr. Trace M. Lund or Dr. Kevin R. Markham to ensure your mouth is healthy and cavity-free.