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Some of the Best Foods for Healthy Teeth May Come as a Surprise.

Posted by Svetlana Li on Feb 28, 2013 10:26:00 AM

vegetables good for healthy teethHaving a consistent, healthy diet, is good for your body AND for your smile. Many people don’t realize how important their food is for their teeth. Just like unhealthy food can cause your enamel to wear away and stains to occur, healthy foods can keep your teeth strong and can even make them whiter. 

Some of the best foods for healthy teeth may come as a surprise. These foods are easy to incorporate into your everyday diet and make the effects of your good oral hygiene that much more effective. Other than maintaining your teeth by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist twice each year, adding these nutritious bites will make a huge difference in the health of your teeth.

Cheese is one of the best foods for healthy teeth for a number of different reasons. For one, it is low in sugar and high in calcium, but that’s not all. Cheese is also an essential part of a healthy diet because it contains casein, which is a protein that is particularly useful for fortifying the tooth enamel.

Many vegetables are good for teeth because they require a lot of chewing, which causes additional saliva and helps to clean teeth surfaces. Celery is particularly useful because it breaks down into fibrous components which physically clean the teeth more effectively. 

Pears are a great fruit for a healthy diet and healthy teeth because the flesh of the pear actually helps neutralize the acid in your mouth that causes decay.  Yogurt is a tasty treat that contains something called phosphates, which actually work to remineralize teeth. 

You may already eat some of these great foods for your teeth, but it doesn't hurt to add all of them to your diet and create the healthiest smile ever. There are plenty of great recipes available online that can help you use all of these foods together and make one big healthy meal that will strengthen your smile.

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