Brushing and flossing are important but eating healthy foods are necessary to provide your smile with the nutrients it needs. For example, eating kiwis for Vitamin C and dairy products for Calcium will help strengthen teeth and bones, essentially slowing down wear and tear from chewing, grinding and more.
Make it a priority at your next summer BBQ to fill your plate with these super foods that are good for you and your teeth:
- Fruits including blueberries, cherries, kiwi & papaya
- Vegetables including broccoli, kale & red bell pepper
- Dairy products including milk, cheese (Cheddar, Gouda or Mozzarella) and Greek yogurt
- Fish, specifically Salmon, which has the highest content of Omega-3 fatty acids
Your eating habits are directly linked to your dental health so choose your next summer meal wisely. Eating a variety of healthy foods will protect your body, ensure health and provide a strong smile for years to come.