We have all been thoroughly educated on what foods we shouldn’t eat to protect our pearly whites and reduce the risk of tooth decay, but what foods are good for our oral health?
Dairy – Automatically, we think of the great mineral calcium, which is ample in dairy, but this is not the only beneficial element found in your typical glass of milk. Potassium, zinc and magnesium are also present in dairy, which is excellent for your oral health.
Fish – Consuming a lot of calcium is known to help protect our pearly whites, but it’s no good if it can’t be absorbed. Vitamin D is needed to ingest calcium properly and it is commonly found in fatty fish.
Green tea – The phosphorous found in green tea helps kill bacteria feeding on sugars in your mouth. It’s these bacteria that cause decay.
Chocolate – Dark chocolate uses the cacao bean husk, which is an ingredient that hardens tooth enamel and therefore lowers your risk of tooth decay. Make sure you don’t mistake dark chocolate for its very sugary alternative – milk chocolate.
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