Natural Oral Health: 6 Foods and Nutrients for a Healthy Mouth


| 9/7/2017 2:28:00 PM


Most of us spend some time of the day taking care of our teeth. We brush twice a day, floss before going to bed, gargle and rinse with antiseptic mouthwashes, and make it a point to visit the dentist twice a year. For many, our mouths are the part of the bodies we look after the most.

We all learned how to look after our teeth as children, yet tooth decay remains a prominent problem. Why is it, that even with healthy dental habits, our teeth are still susceptible to bacteria that lead to tooth decay? The problem could be the types of foods you’re eating (or not eating) and the foods you should be eating.

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When we were younger, we’re told to avoid sugary foods because they can cause cavities. Now that we’re older, we know that beverages such as coffee and tea stain our teeth. Sticky foods, like cheese and other dairy products, can also attract bacteria in large swathes by providing a suitable atmosphere.

You would think that all foods would be bad for our teeth, however that isn’t true. There are foods that actually improve the health of your teeth; some can cleanse your mouth, while others can reduce the levels of acidity and prevent the buildup of plague.



Check out this list natural sources that will help keep your mouth and teeth healthy, some of which can match the claims of the toothpaste available in the market in equal measure!



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