Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health:
Know What To Eat and Avoid
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Caring for your teeth can be overwhelming.
A major factor to consider is diet and
nutrition in oral health. Learn more about
the best and worst foods here!
Teeth require extensive care and cleaning
because it’s the only part of the body that
doesn’t recuperate. That’s why it is vital to
watch what you eat. If you don’t know this,
there are foods that damage teeth.
Continue reading for more!
There are ways that you can ensure the
health of your teeth. Nutrition and oral
health have a connection that you may not
Everything that you eat passes through
your teeth and gums, therefore the food
you consume has an effect on your oral
health. “What foods are good for your
teeth?” you might ask. Continue watching
to find out more.
Top 5 Foods That Are Good for Teeth
1. Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy greens are not only good for your
body. Your teeth will certainly appreciate it
when you consume these. Vegetables can
help fight off bacteria that damage the
enamel in your teeth, which can lead to
tooth decay. Examples of leafy greens are
spinach, arugula, and kale.
2. Oranges and Grapefruit
Foods that are high in acid are not too good
for the teeth. However, some citrus fruits like
grapefruit and oranges are beneficial for your
oral health. Note that too much of everything
is not good for you, so it’s important to eat
these in moderation.
3. Cacao Nibs
You’re probably wondering why this is one of
the tooth-healthy foods. According to a study,
chocolate with no sugar content like cacao
nibs is effective in keeping bacteria and
germs at bay.
Cocoa has content called polyphenols that
can kill cavity-causing germs and bacteria. It
also creates a shield between plaque and
4. Dairy Products
Vitamin K2 is one of the needed vitamins to
ensure the health of your teeth. Dairy
products such as cheese and milk have high
Vitamin K2 contents. Note that only those that
are grass-fed can provide rich Vitami