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8 Super Foods that Boost Oral Health

April 25, 2012

Filed under: Dental Facts — admin @ 8:52 am

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has released the findings of an important study on the most oral health friendly foods.

Here are some of the most important foods that help keeping both gums and teeth healthy:

1. Basil

It helps reducing the bacteria film in the mouth, and this wonder culinary herb also acts as a natural antibiotic

2. Broccoli

By eating broccoli, there will be an anti-acid film formed on the surface of the teeth. Therefore, broccoli is extremely helpful in preventing dental erosion. Patients with acid reflux for example, who are at great risk of dental erosion complications, could eat more broccoli for better erosion prevention.

3. Cheese

Is an important diary product, which helps neutralizing the bacteria in the mouth, and thus it prevents tooth decay. Eating a few bites of cheese after meals can play a great role in preventing dental caries and the formation of the harmful bacteria in the mouth.

4. Ginger

Has anti inflammatory properties, and helps maintaining in good health the tissues in your mouth

5. Lemon

Besides the fact that lemon is packed with precious Vitamin C, which is important for oral and overall health, the lemon also acts as a natural tooth whitener.

6. Pineapple

People with the dry mouth syndrome should eat more pineapple, because it helps boosting the amount of saliva in the mouth. This precious fruit also contains a special ingredient called Bromelain, which helps greatly with the mouth tissue healing process.

7. Sea Salt

Especially the Celtic or the Himalayan type of salts, help strengthening the teeth by fusing them with the right amount of minerals.

8. Sesame Seeds

They act as a natural scrubbing agent, which will reduce the risk of plaque formation. Moreover, sesame seeds are extremely rich in Calcium, which is important for maintaining teeth healthy and strong.

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