According to the American Dental Association (ADA), one of the first areas to diminish when your diet is less than perfect is your oral health. What better way to tackle this small feat than to discover what foods are best for your oral care and what better time than now? Knowledge is power and you have the power to control what you eat, drink and contribute to your overall oral health. A balanced diet of the basic food groups is essential for optimum oral health as well as overall health.
Here are some fun, filling foods that will help you keep your smile bright and your stomach full:
Calcium-rich foods help promote strong teeth and bones. Low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt and cheese, fortified soy drinks and tofu, canned salmon, almonds and dark green leafy
vegetables are calcium-rich.
- Phosphorus is good for strong teeth. This can be found in eggs, fish, lean meat, dairy, nuts and beans.
- Vitamin C promotes gum health. This means you should eat plenty of citrus fruits,
tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, potatoes and spinach
- Whole grains provide nutrients that contribute to your overall oral health. Some of the most popular whole grains are quinoa, brown rice, oats and buckwheat.