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5 foods appropriate for the teeth

Cornel Wawire
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Did you know that what you eat defines your health? The foods we eat determine how healthy people are. Well balanced diets ensure healthy bodies, with all parts receiving the nutrients they require for their functions. There are food types to make your teeth strong and rich in nutrients. Some of the best nutrients for your teeth include:

DairyDairy is is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium helps in keeping the teeth healthy not forgetting that calcium is the main component of teeth and bones. More so, dairy products have a low acidity which helps in balancing your mouth’s pH, produce acid-reducing saliva, and help kill the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

FruitFruits rich in vitamin C are very helpful for the health of the gum tissue. Studies have shown that lack of this vitamin C, leads to breakdown of the collagen network in your gums, making them tender and more susceptible to periodontal disease. Foods such as apples, , strawberries, and kiwis are rich in vitamin C. 

VegetablesMost vegetables contain vitamin A. Vitamin A is very crucial in the development and health of the tooth enamel. More so, there are certain vegetable that actually helps in neutralizing or killing harmful bacteria in the mouth. Such vegetables include Pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato, broccoli, onion and celery.

WaterWater should not be only taken when feeling thirsty. People should always drink water as it helps a lot in keeping your teeth healthy. Water doesn't only wash acids to help nutrients deposit essential minerals back to teeth, but also helps in keeping your gums hydrated. More so, water helps wash away trapped food particles that might otherwise cause bad breathe.

Green teaGreen tea contains polyphenols. Polyphenols have antioxidant characteristics that prevent any chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Green tea is also a very good remedy for bad breath as it inhibits growth of bacteria that causes bad odor.

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