Best Foods for Oral Hygiene and Dental Health

Good Foods for Dental Health and Oral Hygiene

Foods for Oral Health
  1. Green Tea is full of antioxidant that reduces plaque, cavities, and gum disease. Green tea may also lessen bad breath and strengthen the tooth enamel because of its high fluoride content.
  2. Dairy Products are advantageous because of their low acidity, which reduces wear and tear on teeth. furthermore, dairy products are high in calcium, the main component of teeth.
  3. Cheese is full of calcium and phosphate, which facilitates pH balance in the mouth, preserves tooth enamel, produces saliva, and kills bacteria that cause cavities and disease.
  4.  Fruits like apples, strawberries and kiwis contain Vitamin C that is considered as an element that holds cells together. Deficiency of Vitamin C can break down gum cells, making gums tender and vulnerable to disease.
  5. Vegetables. Vitamin A, found in pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli, is necessary for the formation of tooth enamel. Crunchy vegetables may also help clean gums.
  6. Onions contain antibacterial sulfur compounds. Onions kill various types of bacteria, especially when eaten raw.
  7. Celery protects teeth by producing saliva which neutralizes acid that causes demineralization and cavities.
  8. Sesame Seeds reduce plaque and help build tooth enamel. They are also very high in calcium.
  9. Animal Food. Beef, chicken, turkey, and eggs contain phosphorus which, along with calcium, is one of the two fundamental minerals of teeth and bone.
  10. Water cleans the mouth and produces saliva that deposits essential minerals into the teeth. It keeps gums hydrated and washes away particles from the teeth
  11. Sugarless Chewing Gum.  Chewing sugarless gum after a meal is a good way to substitute brushing in between meals; it can help remove food particles from between the teeth.
  12. Fluoride. Fluoride is a most important protector against dental cavities. Fluoride makes the surface of teeth more resistant to acids during the process of remineralisation.

Bad Foods for Dental Health and Oral Hygiene

Bad Food for Oral Health
  1. Sugar. Stay away from eating too much sugar and drinking sugary drinks such as soda, sweetened teas, or flavored fruit juices.
  2. Bananas. Fruits like Bananas are likely to stick to your teeth throughout the day.
  3. French Fries This type of food are inclined to stick to your teeth throughout the day.
  4. Strong Smelling Foods. Foods like onion and garlic can contribute to bad breath. If you do eat these types of foods, try to brush your teeth as soon as possible afterward.
  5. Snacks. Snacking between meals should be limited. If you choose to snack, try to eat healthy foods without sugar and clean your teeth.
  6. Acidic Foods. Fizzy drinks and drink such as oranges or orange juice can promote tooth decay and enamel wear. If you do consume acidic foods, be sure to brush your teeth afterwards.

4 thoughts on “Best Foods for Oral Hygiene and Dental Health

  1. Great post! You may consider adding foods that contain xylitol to your list of beneficial foods. Using xylitol at least 4 times per day has been shown to drastically reduce the occurrence of cavities. The only food I can think of off the top of my head that naturally contains xylitol is berries. There are more, but they escape me at the moment.

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