After indulging in chocolate it’s good to get back to normal eating habits, but some foods are better for your teeth than others. These help to build and maintain healthier teeth and gums, preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
If you are a cheese lover, there’s good news as it’s a superfood for your teeth, helping to control acid erosion. Whenever you eat cheese, it helps to counteract acidity in your mouth, and it’s packed full of calcium too. Cheese is a great choice for dessert.
Yes, oranges are acidic, but they contain loads of vitamin C that strengthens the blood vessels and connective tissues in your gums, reducing inflammation. Just remember to wait at least half an hour before brushing after enjoying citrus fruits.
Green and Black Tea
The polyphenols found in green and black tea help to kill or suppress the bacteria in plaque, and which can otherwise cause tooth decay and gum disease. Tea is an excellent drink during or after a meal.
Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
High-fibre crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples and celery are often called natures toothbrushes. The fibre has a slight scrubbing action on teeth and stimulates saliva production, helping you maintain a healthier and fresher mouth.