Your diet and oral health are closely linked which many people don't realize. We have always heard dentists say to avoid sugar but there are many other factors that should be considered when evaluating dental health importance. Nutrients found in vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes enhance the body's ability to fight inflammation and bacteria, which can help protect teeth and gums. Following is a list of 10 things you didn't know about oral health and your diet.
- Dairy products help promote healthy bones and teeth.
Juices fortified with calcium, milk and yogurt are high in vitamin C and calcium, thereby promoting healthy bones and teeth. The calcium released from cheese mixes with plaque and adheres to the teeth, protecting them from the acid that results in decay and helping to rebuild tooth enamel instantly.