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6 Foods That Help Fight Tooth Decay

Oral hygiene plays the biggest role in keeping your teeth free of cavity-causing bacteria. Fluoride is famous for its ability to strengthen tooth enamel against decay. But did you know that including a steady supply of the right food choices into your diet can boost your dental health?

Try out these very common and simple suggestions.

  1. Apples

High in fiber and water, fresh apples make for a refreshing snack or salad-topper. This fruit’s texture makes it something of a natural tooth cleanser.

  1. (Sugar-Free) Candy

One of your best defenses against cavities is none other than your own saliva. Dry mouth means you don’t have enough natural fluid washing away harmful plaque bacteria.

An artificially-sweetened treat can activate those saliva jets minus the damage caused by actual sugar.

  1. Nuts

Protein and fiber in nuts are beneficial to keeping your teeth clean and strong. Keep a few almonds or cashews handy to munch during the day.

  1. Seafood

Seafood is high in protein and also tends to contain natural traces of fluoride. Double bonus!

  1. Water

Don’t underestimate the benefits of good old tap water. It beats sweet drinks any day, keeps your mouth clean, and refuels your saliva glands.

  1. Cheese

This dairy favorite is high in calcium, which is essential to strong teeth and bones. Not only is cheese also a healthy source of protein, but its tart, mouth-watering tingle is another great way to boost saliva production.

Emerging evidence suggests that there could be key compounds in wine and raisins that may contribute to the fight against bacteria. Stay tuned to the latest developments by visiting your dentist on a regular basis.

Posted on behalf of:
Carolina Smiles
3244 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-2273

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