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What Foods Improve My Oral Health?

Posted on 2/22/2021 by Alan Snodgrass
What Foods Improve My Oral Health?While there is a laundry list of potentially harmful foods that could seriously affect your smile, there are also quite a few great options for giving your oral health a boost. By eating these foods regularly and avoiding some of the more harmful ones, you can keep your teeth looking and working great for years to come.

One of the best foods for your oral health is grass-fed dairy products, such as cheese and butter. According to Healthline, these foods are high in Vitamin K2, which is vital for your oral health. Eggs are another good food that packs tons of K2.

While the benefits of grass-fed dairy products may not have surprised you, you may be shocked to learn that unsweetened chocolate can actually be great for your teeth. That is because polyphenols in chocolate actually act as a barrier between your teeth and plaque. They also kill off some decay-causing bacteria.

Another must have when looking to boost your oral health are leafy greens. The darker the greens, the better, as they are typically denser in minerals that are good for your teeth. They even help improve the bacteria makeup in your mouth, which makes it more difficult for cavities to develop.

Best Drinks for Good Oral Health

In addition to foods, there are some drinks that are great for your oral health. As with other grass-fed products, organic milk contains healthy amounts of Vitamin K2 and calcium, which are musts for healthy teeth. Orange juice or grapefruit juice without added sugar are also excellent ways of giving your oral health a boost through a healthy diet.

A balanced diet is just as important to your oral health as good hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing. If you would like more information about ways to support your oral health through your food choices, contact our office today.

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