3 Quarantine-Approved Foods For Good Teeth

Quarantine-Approved Foods

Has the quarantine delayed your next visit to the dentist? No need to worry. You just need to up your oral care game at home and still feel great.

Good nutrition makes a big difference when it comes to oral health. The main culprits that cause tooth decay are sugars and starches. These are commonly found in candies, chips, and soft drinks.

The bacteria in your mouth feed into these sugars and starches, turning them into acid. The acid then attacks your teeth and can break down the hard enamel surface of the teeth, leading to tooth decay.

You can lower the risk of cavities during this time by choosing these three foods that are good for your oral health during the quarantine.

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1. Fresh fruits

Not only are these lower in sugar, but they are also higher in water and fiber. Fiber acts as a natural toothbrush and helps reduce sugar on your teeth.

Apples, carrots, and celery naturally clean your teeth as you eat because they stimulate saliva. Saliva reduces the effects of the acids and enzymes attacking your teeth.

2. Vegetables

Dark leafy greens and broccoli not only aid in saliva production but also are rich in calcium which promotes strong teeth & bones.

3. Dairy Products

Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products are rich in calcium and vitamin B12, which help rebuild tooth enamel and strengthen gums. Specifically, milk is fortified with vitamin D which your body needs to absorb the calcium.

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As for liquid intake, water is better compared with soft drinks and juice.

You can avoid cavities in the first place by brushing, flossing, and eating right. By incorporating these three foods into your diet, you can wait in confidence at home until your next visit to the dentist.

What you eat affects your oral health as well as your overall health.

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