We here at Kiefer Family Dental want our clients and patients to have healthy teeth. We can provide good advice even though we only see you for few minutes during the year.
And while having healthy teeth means you visit your dentist regularly for oral health care and maintenance, the overall health of your mouth and teeth depends very much on your habits out of the dental chair. The food you eat also has a large bearing on oral health.
Part of taking care of your teeth means eating healthy foods that protect your teeth and make them strong. While we all know that sugar is the main “enemy” of healthy teeth, we may not know which foods we should eat that are good for our teeth.
Here are three foods that you can use to improve your oral health:
Use celery and other vegetables to scrub away plaque.
When you don’t have the time to brush your teeth, eating celery, a vegetable with a fibrous, abrasive texture can scrape away plaque and bits of food stuck in your teeth. Chewing celery also increases the production of cleansing saliva in your mouth. Apples, carrots, cucumbers and radishes are also good scrubbers.
Eat red peppers to improve the health of your gums.
Red bell peppers are full of vitamin C, which helps produce collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that helps the gums stay tight around the teeth. Low vitamin C intake is associated with gum disease, according to research. Broccoli, kiwi, oranges, and peaches are also good for the gums.
Protect your teeth with cheddar cheese.
Cheddar cheese is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, and casein protein which help strengthen tooth enamel and neutralize the acidity that erodes tooth enamel. Almonds, milk, tofu, and yogurt are also good for your tooth enamel.
We hope that the information about these different foods was helpful. The office of Kiefer Family Dental provides the best in modern dentistry for individuals and families including solving all dental issues you may encounter.
Our highly-qualified dentists and gentle hygienists work hard to combine knowledge and skill with the latest in technology to give our patients the best possible dental outcomes. With services ranging from periodontal therapy, oral surgery. dental implants, dentures and even being set up for Invisalign clear braces, Kiefer Family Dental is your Evansville, Indiana A+ dental choice. Call (812) 424-9506 or use the website to book an appointment online.