What To Eat For Healthy Gums and Strong Teeth?

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 Every individual is aware that the food we eat plays a massive role in building our health and immune system. Healthy food balance nutrients and vitamins in our body improve our metabolism process and fight diseases. But did you know? Healthy eating habits can also give you a beautiful, healthy smile. 

Brushing twice daily and regularly flossing is pivotal, but it is insufficient to establish good oral hygiene. Expert dental clinics in Pune suggest that eating various nutrient-rich food items promotes healthy gums and teeth. It prevents tooth decay and severe periodontal diseases. 

If you want an enhanced smile, take a not to the following food items packed with high nutritional value and oral health benefits. 

Say Cheese!

Cheese is low in sugar and high in calcium. Calcium promotes good health and fortifies tooth enamel. Cheese contains casein and phosphate, which helps balance the pH levels in the mouth. Also, chewing cheese increases saliva production and wash away bacteria in the mouth. 

Milk and Yogurt

It is an old saying that, “drinking a glass of milk daily boosts bone density and make our teeth stronger.” Milk and yogurt are rich in calcium and lowers the acid build-up in the mouth. They prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. 

Plenty of water

The human body is made of 60% water, which helps the body to equally distribute nutrients, detoxify our body, and give us a clear, younger-looking skin. Did you know? Drinking plenty of water also helps our teeth to grow stronger, especially fluoridated water. Drinking water that contains fluoride can naturally help prevent cavities. It washes away the bacteria present in your mouth and removes it from your system via excreta and urinal tract. 

Crunchy veggies

Carrots, cucumber, broccoli, and celery are excellent for healthy gums and teeth. They contain a lot of water, which is a natural cavity cleanser. Also, it stimulates saliva production to scrub the food particles and bacteria. Carrots contain vitamin A, vitamin C, keratin, and calcium – excellent for dental health. 

Spinach and lettuce

Leafy green vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, lettuce, and kale are a brilliant source of folic acid and calcium, promoting good oral health. Add more green veggies in sandwiches, salads, and diet-foods to naturally wash off bacteria from your mouth. 

Pears and Apples

Apples and pears are hard, fibrous fruits that boost salivation, neutralize citric acid and malic acid at the back of your mouth, and keep your mouth clean. Fresh apples are hard to chew. Therefore, it exercises your teeth, gums, and jawbone to reduce cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth.

Cranberries and raisins

Cranberries are rich in polyphenols and have excellent antioxidant properties. Fresh cranberries disrupt the plaque formation in your mouth, and raisins help prevent periodontal diseases. The phytochemicals present in raisins are rich source oleanolic acid, which fights bacteria that cause cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis. 

Other food items such as nuts, strawberries, and garlic are backed with antibacterial properties to help fight diseases, boost the immune system, and prevent gum disease. Add these food products in your diet and never miss your regular dental check-up with our dentists in Pune to enhance your smile and overall dental hygiene. To learn more about our dental services and treatments, you can book your appointment today at Oswal Dental Clinic.  

Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S. from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S. in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital, Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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