The ideology that every tooth in your mouth is worth more than a diamond has always prompted us to share valuable tips on foods you need to avoid, to keep your mouth healthy, with drinks and sugar foods being the major offender in most cases. However, we will be taking a new turn in this post by sharing some foods you ought to take every day to enhance your flossing routine and regular brushing to help maintain the health of your mouth.
If you can incorporate some of these foods in your meal plan daily, you will be able to reduce the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay to a minimal level. Most importantly, you will be able to improve your oral health.
Regular water intake is one of the major things you need to put in place if you want to improve the health of your mouth. By taking water regularly, you will be able to quench your thirst and reduce your cravings for fruit juices and sugary drinks. Also, you need to cultivate the habit of drinking water to rinse off the debris and bacteria that comes from having a snack or meal. This will help hydrate the mouth and prevent the build of the cavity and bad breath.
Cheese is a superfood fully packed with calcium, which provides the strength and structure needed by the teeth and bones. The lack of calcium in the teeth makes them fragile and weak. By incorporating cheese into your diet and taking a cube of cheese after your meal, you will not only be able to supply your teeth with calcium but also balance the PH of your mouth. This will help eliminate the risk of bacteria build-up that damage the tooth enamel and causes gum diseases.
Celery and carrots are crunchy vegetables that also help to improve the state of health of your mouth. To use this, all you have to do is chew it directly. This chewing process produces saliva which helps to neutralize the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Also, the act of chewing the vegetables provides a natural abrasion which helps to clean your teeth and gums.
4. Green Tea
The medicinal benefits attached to the use of green tea cut across different aspects of human health, including your oral health. Green tea is fully packed with powerful antioxidants, catechins, and other natural compounds that help to eliminate bacteria in the mouth, get rid of bad breath, and prevent the build-up of cavities by neutralizing saliva. To support all these claims, a survey carried out in Japan shows that almost one thousand men that regularly drink tea have healthier gums than those that don’t.
5. Kiwi Fruit
This fruit is a rich source of vitamin C that hinders the disintegration of the collagen in the gum. When you take this fruit regularly, your gums will have access to abundant Vitamin C that will help to keep your gums healthy and prevent gum disease. Aside from the ingredients above, yoghurt, almonds, salmon, onions, and dark chocolate also have all that you need to enhance the health of your mouth.
In addition to the food that you will be incorporating into your diet, you need to brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes, floss your teeth daily and visit your dentist regularly.
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