The Best Food for Your Teeth

The Best Food for Your Teeth
Posted on 05/01/2020
woman eating strawberries

Keeping your teeth healthy is more than just brushing and flossing. The types of food that you are consuming on a day to day basis also have a big impact on your smile. So, what foods should you be making an effort to eat more of? Here are some of the best foods for your teeth.


Cheese has the ability to protect your teeth against tooth decay. Eating cheese neutralizes the acid that you consume throughout your meal and counteracts the acid’s effect on tooth decay. This makes eating cheese at the end of your meals a great decision.


Are you wanting to naturally whiten your teeth? Strawberries are fruits that contain malic acid which does just that! They are also extremely healthy for other parts of your body as they are shown to reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.


Getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your system is essential to having great teeth. There are many fish that contain enough vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium from other foods that you eat. Fatty fish in particular are best for this, such as salmon and swordfish.


Right now you’re probably wondering, “Did I read that right?” Yes, you did! Chocolate can be a great aid in keeping your teeth clean and healthy as long as the chocolate is 70% cacao. Dark chocolate helps protect your teeth from tooth decay by helping harden your natural enamel, making it a great addition to your diet.


You’ve probably heard a million times how carrots can improve your eyesight, but did you also know that they can clean your teeth? Eating carrots helps scrub away stubborn plaque that builds up on your teeth and gums, while also being a great low-calorie snack.

While these foods are great in keeping your teeth clean, they’re not all that you need to do to have a perfect smile. Schedule your next appointment with Maplewood Dental Associates to keep your teeth in tip top shape!

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