The foods you eat will influence your general health and can have a massive effect on oral health too! Luckily, many of the foods that can help your dental health are delicious and are easily incorporated into a healthy diet.
Avocado contains a prebiotic fibre that promotes healthy digestion, feeding the probiotic bacteria in your oral microbiome. Additionally, avocados have lots of vital fatty acids that help you to absorb vitamin E and vitamin K1. Avocados contain vitaminC, vitamin B5 and B6, as well as potassium and folate.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, and folic acid, and will help to improve your dental health. Additionally, spinach is a good source of antioxidants, helping to protect your teeth and gums.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is an excellent source of lactic acid, yeasts and bacteria that are beneficial for digestion. This can help to protect your teeth, and the lactobacillus bacteria in this drink is thought to inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay.
Asparagus is an excellent source of inulin, a fibre that helps you to digests probiotics which are good bacteria needed for healthy digestion. Healthy digestion is essential for healthy teeth.
Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-viral properties while it contains prebiotic fibre that helps gut health.
Parsley is rich in antioxidants, and it has antibacterial qualities. It’s easy to add parsley to meals and chewing a sprig of fresh parsley can help to freshen breathnaturally, especially after eating garlic!