Foods That Fight Cavities

Encountering dental problems isn’t the most pleasant to happen to anyone. 

In order to prevent and protect us from these issues we must take the necessary steps. There’s nothing simpler than including a few foods to help you stay away from cavities and tooth decay. Below are a few for your help:

Fruits and Veggies

Including high-fiber foods in our daily diet keeps the saliva flowing, which creates minerals that help fight tooth decay. You must include fresh fruits like bananas, apples oranges and vegetables like beans, peas and sprouts in your daily diet. Eating these fresh fruits and veggies is the simplest and healthy way to fight it out with tooth problems. 

Whole Grains

Whole grains are a rich source of Vitamin B, fiber and iron, which help in keeping the gums healthy. Eating bran, brown rice, whole grain cereals and pasta could help you put a stop to cavities. 

Calcium rich foods

Few of the most basic and vital ingredients to prevent tooth decay and ensure the good heath of your teeth are calcium rich products like milk, yogurt, cheese etc. This holds true particularly for growing children. Other sources of calcium would be leafy greens like spinach, broccoli. Apart from that fish, almonds, dried beans contain a good amount of calcium. 

Sugar-free Gum

It is recommended that one can chew sugar-free gum to avoid cavities. While chewing gum, there is a constant flow of saliva in your mouth. The mineral in the saliva helps to replace essential minerals on the teeth that are otherwise lost daily. 

Other Natural Ingredients

Adopting the natural route and taking a few extra steps to prevent tooth decay can be extremely rewarding. A few drops of tea tree oil on your toothbrush helps kill bacteria and has anti biotic properties. Another natural way is to rinse your mouth with either mint or cinnamon. These ingredients not only heal wounds but also help reduce toothaches. 

Following a healthy diet is not only good for your teeth but your entire body. None of us want to exclude the ‘interesting’ foods from our diet. But along with the sugary treats, it is essential to include nutritious foods that help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

   

Fibre-rich fruits and veggies like celery, apples and carrots massage the gums, and improve circulation. It also stimulates saliva which contains antimicrobials that fight bacteria in your mouth. ... more 
Fibre-rich fruits and veggies like celery, apples and carrots massage the gums, and improve circulation. It also stimulates saliva which contains antimicrobials that fight bacteria in your mouth. Fruits like oranges and grapefruit are also great for the mouth as they contain vitamin C which keeps the gums healthy. less 
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Wed 4 Apr, 2012 3:30 PM IST
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