When it comes to your oral health, what’s good for your body is also what’s good for your teeth. Sugary foods, processed foods and drinks like soda will contribute to tooth decay. Even sports drinks can be bad for your teeth! Don’t worry, there are many foods that are good for your teeth too. Here is a short list of foods that are good for both your teeth and your body.
Have you been looking for an excuse to eat more cheese lately? Well, we’ve got one for you! Eating cheese will raise the pH level in your mouth which in turn can lower your risk for tooth decay. Think of it this way: If you’re eating acidic or sugary foods, then following that up with a cube of cheese can counter-act these sugars and acids. Additionally, cheese contains calcium and protein which helps strengthen tooth enamel. Not sure what type of cheese you like? Stop in to Austin’s local cheese shop, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
, where they have dozens of different types of cheeses, and even a few free samples, too!
The right kind of yogurt can be very good for your oral health. Don’t go for the brands or labels that add sugar to their yogurt, though. Instead, try plain yogurt
with agave syrup, honey, maple syrup, or fresh berries for added sweetness. These alternatives are much better than the processed sugar which is added to many yogurts. Yogurt is full of probiotics which protects your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria.
Leafy greens are great for whole body health, but you might not have known that they’re also good for your teeth. Leafy greens are low in calories but are also high in calcium and other vitamins and minerals which are beneficial to your oral health. Getting more leafy greens
into your diet won’t be hard. If you like pasta, try making some plain penne with a bit of olive oil or butter, black pepper, and cheese. While the pot is still warm, stir in a bunch of spinach which will wilt down quickly. One of the best things you can do for your oral health is visit your dentist. Dr. Chittajallu offers preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental care to ensure you have a beautiful and healthy smile. Ready for an appointment? Call us today or request and appointment online!