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Eating the right foods are healthy for both teeth and the whole body. Experts say children should eat the right food to grow and stay healthy by eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups, thus promoting Healthy teeth and gums. To have a healthy smile it is essential to maintain a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein foods, calcium-rich foods and whole grains for a healthy smile as well as a healthy body. The most common oral diseases are Tooth decay and gum diseases that knock-down your treasured smile. Dental health is also a vital factor to be taken care of and realize as hygiene practices.

So, which foods are best for teeth and gum health?

The best foods for healthy teeth are:

  • Fruits such as Apples, oranges kiwi, limes, strawberries, bananas are the best and rich sources of vitamins, minerals and phosphorus
  • Dairy products such as Milk, yoghurt and cheese are rich in calcium and proteins
  • Vegetables such as carrots, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, green beans, peas are considered good to clean your teeth
  • Fluoride water is considered to be the most healthy tooth beverage or plain water which is the best to keep the body and oral health hydrated

Thus, A healthy blend of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in high nutritional value, calcium-rich foods such as low-fat or fat-free milk, yoghurt and cheese, salmon, almonds, tofu, dark green leafy vegetables and Vitamin C rich foods helps to promote strong teeth and bones.

Foods that are to be avoided 

Sweet beverages, Candies, Cookies, pastries etc any food that has more sugar content can cause severe tooth decay or dental cavities thus leading to gum diseases or tooth loss. Many people suffer from Orthodontic, Dry mouth, Mouth Ulcer, Tooth implants and Oral Surgical, thus certain types of foods that are not advised in the above said dental conditions, for each, causes it is advisable to get suggestions or advice from our Dentists to have good oral health. Eliminating Junk is indeed a good decision.

Tips to have good oral health

  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste helps to harden tooth enamel and reduces the risk of decay.
  • Floss your teeth regularly with a slow and gentle sawing motion.
  • Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks and sugary foods
  • Protect your teeth from injury
  • Try to save a knocked-out tooth by seeking immediate dental advice.
  • See your dentist for regular check-ups or if you persist in any dental problem such as a toothache or bleeding gums.

Key takeaway

In a nutshell, a healthy diet plays a vital role, its nutrient values along with brushing and flossing regularly will go a long way to keep your mouth healthy and enhance that beautiful smile. Never ignore your Dental Health as it plays an indispensable factor to be taken care of and realize as hygiene practices.


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