Brushing your teeth and visiting your dentist every six months can help keep your teeth healthy. But diet is also essential in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Below are some of the foods that will benefit your health.
• All dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collard greens and swiss chard are good for your oral health. They are rich in fibre and have calcium and phosphorus which strengthen your tooth enamel. Spinach also has iron, vitamin c and vitamin k which promote gum health.
• Fatty fish such as salmon have omega 3 acids and vitamin D which help in preventing gum disease.
• Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A which supports healthy gum tissue and encourage the production of keratin which is a protein that helps strengthen the tooth enamel.
Begin eating healthy and impress your dentist during your next checkup.