When it comes to food, many factors can play a good and bad role in oral health. Most of us know, foods high in sugar or with acidic components are hard on your teeth’s enamel, but what we don’t often focus on are the good food that strengthen your child’s mouth! Take a look at a few of the food that help with healthy teeth:

Calcium Rich Foods

Foods rich in Calcium help make your teeth strong and are restorative. These include:

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Almonds

Phosphorus Rich Foods

Phosphorus rich foods work similarly to Calcium rich. They work to strengthen the enamel and replenish with minerals. There include:

  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Red Meat
  • Tofu

Antioxidant Rich Foods

Antioxidants help cleanse our bodies from bacteria. The mouth is loaded with bacteria and can easily form infections if not taken care of. These include:

  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Green Tea
  • Dark Chocolate – Your kids will love to see this one on the list!

Water Rich Foods

Our body functions it’s best when loaded with water, because we are made of water. Water has elements that are great for our teeth, saliva, gums, tongue, and more. These include:

  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomato
  • Spinach

 

There are all kinds of foods that can help with our oral health. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment!