Parents try to keep their kids away from consuming too many starchy foods and sugary drinks in the effort to reduce the number of childhood cavities that they will have. Unfortunately, mom and dad sometimes tend to ignore the importance of maintaining a healthy diet for their own benefit.
It is important for your overall good health to eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet, but there are certain foods that are particularly good for your teeth and gums.
When we think of having strong bones and teeth two basic elements may come to mind. Fluoride has been called “nature’s cavity fighter,” and as that became more and more evident fluoride has been added to most of the drinking water supplies of the cities and suburbs across our nation.
Most people can get an adequate dose of fluoride just by turning on the tap but those who are more susceptible to tooth decay can benefit from the extra fluoride that is found is some over the counter toothpastes and mouth rinses. In-office fluoride treatments and prescription toothpastes are available for higher risk patients who suffer from gum disease or who have had extensive dental work done.
Calcium is another contributing factor in the consideration of healthy adult teeth. Cheese and yogurt are both rich in calcium and since they are also low in sugar content they go to the top of a list for foods that are good for our adult oral health.
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