We all know sugar is bad for our health, especially our dental health, but that’s usually as far as the conversation goes. Avoid sugar and you’ll be fine, right? Well, there’s more to it than that. In fact, there are many foods you can eat that strengthen and protect your teeth (and your health).
Milk and cheese are high in calcium, which is necessary to build and maintain strong bones (including your jaw bone) and teeth. Fibrous veggies like celery, carrots, and broccoli help clean your teeth while you eat them, and they’re full of healthy nutrients.
While some teas can stain your teeth, they’re also quite healthy and they contain a lot of fluoride. Antioxidants in tea help kill bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Our convenience-based diet is loaded with foods that are bad for our health, and most of us know the potential harm and eat them anyway (I’m guilty too). Sugar is delicious, but most of us need to cut back on it. A good resolution is to consume junk food in much smaller quantities, and always brush and floss afterward.
Read the full article here: How Your Diet Affects Your Dental Health
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