4 Foods That Can Help To Protect Your Teeth
Here at Sheen Dental we’re very used to showing people just how dental implants in Richmond can restore a much needed smile. In fact, we’re only too pleased to give people the opportunity to live their life again without fear of embarrassment, or not being able to eat whatever they like. However as the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”and this often starts with the foods the we put into our mouths. We all know that sugary foods and drinks are bad for our teeth but what about the foods that are good for our oral health? Let’s take a look.
There’s a good reason why your mum always told you to drink up your milk and that’s because it contains calcium. As a result it’s not only good for our bones but also for our teeth. It can help to protect our teeth from periodontal disease and keep our jaw bone in good shape too.
Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel are excellent sources of vitamin D and this is crucial in helping our bodies to utilize calcium in the right way. As a result our teeth will be better placed to absorb all those calcium-packed foods that we consume.
There is a conflict of information that citrus is bad for the enamel on our teeth as it acts just like an acid. While in effect this is true, citrus fruits are also very beneficial as they help to strengthen our gums. This means that your mouth will be less prone to developing gingivitis (the early stages of gum disease) and is likely to stay far more healthy.
Believe it or not, if you’re going to drink water then it’s better for your teeth if you drink tap water Why? Because it naturally contains fluoride which helps to protect the teeth. In addition water also stimulates saliva which can help to wash bacteria and plaque away. Saliva also contains many proteins and minerals which can help to prevent cavities.
Hopefully this has given you an insight into the foods and liquids that you can eat or drink in order to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy. However if you have experienced or are experiencing tooth problems such as cracked, broken, or missing teeth, then don’t suffer in silence. Instead come and talk to us about a dental implant in Richmond. To book your free no obligation consultation then either contact us directly or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk