Which foods can be beneficial for our teeth and gums?

Oct 15, 2021 | Notícias


Did you know that there are some foods that can be beneficial to the health of your teeth and gums?
On October 16th is celebrated the World Food Day and, on this day, we would like to share with you information about some of the best foods that will improve your oral health.
It is an excellent source of calcium that contributes to the development of our teeth and lowers the acid levels in the mouth.
Raw carrots
It is often considered as a good quick “snack”, but it also gives you crucial advantage in particular when you can’t do your oral hygiene. The thick texture of carrots, which are somewhat abrasive while you chew, will naturally break apart the tartar and plaque on your teeth. That is, they are rich in fiber and increase saliva production in your mouth. In this way you will reduce the risk of caries.
Chewing the fibrous texture of the fruit and its skin can stimulate your gums and just like carrots, apples are also fiber-rich foods that will increase the saliva flow in the mouth contributing to reduce cavity-causing bacteria and food debris.
This food, in addition to being a rich source of calcium and phosphate, which naturally strengths teeth, it also helps to balance the pH level in your mouth. This way we will reduce the risk of dental decay.
Seafood rich in Vitamin D
Tuna, salmon and sardines are naturally rich in Vitamin D whose main purpose is to absorb calcium promoting healthy teeth and bones.
Finally, we would like to remind you of the importance of drinking water for your Oral Health. There are some benefits that are important to mention: It keeps your mouth from being dry (dry mouth feeling), it helps prevent cavities and gingivitis, stimulates saliva flow and helps fight against bad breath.
Despite all these tips about food, we would like to remember the importance of having good oral hygiene, that is, whenever possible brush your teeth correctly and at least floss once a day. But, remember that you should wait about thirty minutes after you finish eating to do your oral hygiene.