According to the American Dental Association, there are several foods that are good for the overall health of your teeth. Below are several of these foods and how they help protect your teeth.
Fluoridated water helps protect your teeth from acids that eat away at enamel. As late as 2012, 75 percent of U.S. homes had access to fluoridated water. So drinking water from the tap is a must for oral health.
Milk, and other dairy products, are high in calcium and protein which helps strengthen your teeth.
Foods high in phosphorus content help strengthen your teeth and help rebuild tooth enamel. Poultry, meat, fish, eggs and milk are great sources of phosphorus.
Vegetables and fruits are essential to a balanced diet and help maintain good oral health. Chewing them also produces high amounts of saliva to clean acids from your teeth.
Nuts, like milk, contain high amounts of protein to help strengthen your teeth.
Remember to keep a balanced and nutritious diet to help protect your teeth and gums. Also, keep in mind your eating habits and dietary choice play a big role in fighting cavities and gum disease.