Posted on 2/15/2020 by Elmwood Dental Group
|Gums. Gums are so important to your mouth. They keep your teeth secure; they protect your oral bones and do battle against bacteria every single day on your behalf. A lot of attention is paid to brushing or taking care of your teeth properly, and make sure you brush your teeth daily.
The gums get little attention, yet they are so important. The best way to take care of your gums is through your diet. That's right. Eating a healthy diet is the best way to take care of the gums in your mouth, that take care of your teeth and bones and help keep you bacteria-free. Feed them well and give them a little daily boost with the food you put in your mouth.
What Superfoods Should We Be Eating for our Best Oral Health?Onions are a great start because they neutralize oral bacteria and they have microbial properties that target the most common types of bacteria that cause gum disease and cavities. And who doesn't like onions on a great burger with fries? Leafy greens are up next such as kale and spinach as they are filled with vitamin C which will boost the production of red blood cells and also reduces inflammation. How about some green tea which fights inflammation caused by oral bacteria?
Peppers and citrus fruits high in vitamin C such as peppers and oranges, kiwis, pineapple and strawberries, these also reap the benefits of being an anti-inflammatory and make great smoothies, and yogurt. Add in some celery, carrots, and apples because they are crunchy and are excellent at scraping away stuck-on food and plaque. Doing these things will also help keep your mouth clean between brushings. Rounding out the group we will add in some dairy such as milk, yogurt, and cheese because they are high in calcium which strengthens bones and is fantastic for your bones.
Dietary changes can be tough, give our office a call for any help you need with suggestions for what is best for your dental care and the health of your teeth, we have some great suggestions for you!
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