Foods to keep your gums Healthy and Teeth Strong

A smile is the most valuable jewelry anyone can wear. But without healthy gums and there’s your smile loses its glitter.

So what can you do to keep your teeth shining and gums healthy?

Oral care is that you need to do daily. It includes brushing your teeth daily two times, rinsing your mouth after eating something and flossing every day.
But besides oral care, your diet also plays and important ins that making your teeth strong and gums healthy.

Foods to keep your gums Healthy and Teeth Strong

Foods to keep your gums Healthy and Teeth Strong

In this article, we will learn about the foods that prevent the tooth and gum decay and keeps them healthy and also about the foods that we should avoid as they cause damage to our teeth and gums.

1.Avoid taking too much of sugary foods

Since childhood, we are told to limit the intake of sugar or our tooth will decay. The reason behind is that when we eat sugar or starch along with our body we also feed the plaques that are present in our mouth. Plague is a colorless mass that is sticky and contains salivary proteins, microorganisms, and polysaccharides. This plaque gets deposited on your gums and teeth. Thus, it is better if you avoid too much of sugary products.

2.Avoid fermented carbohydrates

After we eat fermented carbohydrates the acid formed keeps on attacking the teeth and gums for more than 20 minutes even after completing food. The repeated acid attacks cause damage to the tooth enamel and cause decay of the tooth. Thus, after taking high fermented foods such as such, as milk sugar, fruit, and honey better rinses your mouth properly.

3.Eat foods rich in fiber

Fibers protects our gums and teeth from harmful bacteria. When we chew foods that are rich in fiber our mouth produces more saliva. This starts the digestive process and also do not let the food particles get deposited in between the teeth. Also, saliva is antibacterial and fights off the infection causing microbes and prevents the tooth decay.

Eat foods rich in fiber

Eat foods rich in fiber

4.Take dairy products to keep teeth and gums healthy

Dairy products are rich in calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D. All these nutrients are important to maintain the strength of teeth and gums. Also, they reduce the risk of periodontal and gum diseases. So include dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt in your daily diet.

5.Drink green tea for healthy teeth and gums

Green tea contains antioxidants such as flavonoids, tannin, and catechin. All these are anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Thus, they prevent the tooth and gum decay and infections. But do not drink black tea as they are processed. So to prevent cavities make a habit of drinking green tea every day.

Drink green tea for healthy teeth and gums

Drink green tea for healthy teeth and gums

6.Fluoride-rich foods

Fluid is well known to prevent tooth caries. In fact, it can also reverse tooth and gum decay. By interfering with the production of the acid that is secreted by the bacteria. The main source of fluoride is fluoridated water. You may also use fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse.

Fluoride-rich foods

Fluoride-rich foods

7.Strawberry for healthy teeth and gum

A Malic acid that is present in the strawberry is an enzyme that helps in whitening of the teeth. Also, it acts as a natural cleanser and eliminates disease-causing bacteria. Eat strawberries or rub them on your tooth’s surface and your teeth will glitter like diamonds.

Guava and bay leaves offer you the same benefits.

8.Vitamin C rich foods for healthy teeth and gums

Deficiency of vitamin C leads to bleeding of the gums. Vitamin C is very important for the maintenance of strong teeth. Foods rich in vitamin C are guava, orange, broccoli, Indian gooseberry and strawberries.

Vitamin C rich foods for healthy teeth and gums

Vitamin C rich foods for healthy teeth and gums

So add the above mentioned foods to your diet and keep smiling always.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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