Here is another good reason to eat healthily: it improves your oral health. The food that nutritionists and fitness experts recommend do not only help you lose weight. They also give you more reasons to smile.
A great perk is that these food are affordable, often easy to find and can be easily added to your diet. Here are some minor changes you can make to your diet that can significantly make your mouth and the rest of your body healthier.
Snack on juicy, crunchy fruits and vegetables.
Apples, pears, carrots, and celery. These lovelies are not only tasty; they can act like a toothbrush as well. When you munch on these fibrous food types, their fibre can scrub away the particles and bacteria on your teeth. Of course, this does not clean your teeth as effectively as a toothbrush and toothpaste. But it can at least lessen the food and bacteria attached to your teeth.
The high water content of crunchy juicy vegetables dilute the sugars they contain and stimulates saliva production. This, in turn, washes the food particles away and buffers the acid in the mouth.
Munch on some almonds
Almonds are known for having many health benefits; they are particularly for the heart and the blood. For your teeth, almonds are a good source of calcium and protein.
As a snack, a quarter cup of almonds can easily fill your tummy. You can also add these glorious nuts to your salad, your lunch or have them sprinkled on your pastry.
Eat more yoghurt
Yoghurt benefits both your teeth and your gums. The good bacteria in yoghurt can crowd out the harmful bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
The calcium in yoghurt can make your teeth stronger and healthier. Do not choose the sugary yoghurt, though. Go for the plain ones. You can add yoghurt to your salad, use them as the base for dips. You can even try your hand at Greek and Mexican cooking to add plain yoghurt to your diet.
Do not forget your greens
Green leafy vegetables are not only refreshing, but they are also full of vitamins, minerals and are low in calories. Greens like broccoli, spinach, and kale are high in calcium that makes your teeth stronger. You can easily add these to your diet by adding some baby spinach in your salad or putting kale on your pizza. If you enjoy making smoothies, you can add these greens.
Drink lots of water
Water has many benefits for our health. It keeps us hydrated and helps with our metabolism, skin elasticity and muscle movement.
For our mouth, water washes food particles and residue that cavity-causing bacteria feed on. Plus, water dilutes these bacteria’s acids, lessening their effect on your mouth.
With these simple diet changes, you can improve your and your family’s oral health. Here at the Gill Clinic, we want to help you with your oral health. Furthermore, we want you to have healthy beautiful smiles and to give your confidence a boost. Ask about our Invisalign treatment, dental implant treatment, and other services to get you the best treatment available here in Richmond.