The foods you eat have an impact on your smile. Make it a positive one! Here are 3 non-dairy foods to integrate into your balanced diet for a healthy smile.
Water: Plain or fluoridated water is the best beverage for healthy teeth, and should be drunk frequently. Fluoride is a substance that makes teeth more resistant to bacteria-produced acids that can cause cavities. About 75% of the US population has daily access to clean, fluoridated water.
Nuts and Lean Protein: Protein-rich food such as eggs, fish, meat, and poultry are excellent sources of the mineral phosphorus. Alongside calcium, phosphorus plays a large role in oral health by building tooth enamel. Nuts provide protein and minerals vital for overall health. Chewing nuts also increases saliva production, which distributes fortifying nutrients and disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth.
Fruits and Veggies: Fruits and veggies provide fiber to the body. They also deliver water to the mouth, cleaning it–like “nature’s toothbrushes”. Dark leafy greens are particularly good for teeth, as they are full of calcium. Fruits and veggies are part of a balanced diet, and they are a delicious way to help your smile.
For more information on a mouth-healthy diet, call Alan Rembos, DDS in Marco Island, Naples, and Sanibel, Florida, at one of our three convenient locations. Dr. Alan Rembos and our team are happy to help!