Food For Thought … And Oral Health
Prioritizing your oral health requires more than brushing, flossing, and undergoing bi-annual cleanings. Your food choices matter, with some doing more harm than good.
Looking to give your dental (and overall) health a boost? Here are some standout nutrition options:
- Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, including apples, bananas, oranges, raspberries, mango, potatoes, artichokes, carrots, beets, broccoli, and other dark-colored veggies
- Dairy products, including milk, yogurt, and cheese
- Meat products, including fish, poultry, beef, and eggs
- Wholegrain breads
- Fluorinated water.
And if you must indulge in foods or drinks that don’t do your oral health any favors – think sticky, starchy, sugary options – ensure that you’re consuming them with meals, drinking water often, and brushing your teeth twice daily!