9 Key Tips To For Healthy Teeth
Your daily diet has a huge impact on your teeth health. Unfortunately, the diet of most Americans includes acidic food loaded with sugar, toxins and foods that trigger inflammatory processes in the body.
Consequently, the blood becomes acidic pulling the minerals in order to normalize the pH balance, which can lead to lack of minerals for teeth and bones.
The inflammatory processes are chiefly caused by unhealthy diet. Your teeth and bones, along with all other body parts, need a proper diet in order to stay healthy.
Avoid these foods:
- Refined food
- Acidic drinks & foods
- Packaged processed foods
Also, you should avoid candies, lollipops, cough drops and caramels because they can’t be cleared from your mouth fast. Dark chocolate is allowed because it does not have harmful effect as other sweets.
Make sure you eat sweets during meals because then your body secretes more saliva and the negative effect of the acid is decreased. Also, it cleanses the food particles more quickly.
You should also avoid carbonated and soft drinks because they are loaded with sugar, citric and phosphorus acids which can damage your enamel. People who frequently consume starchy food need to brush their teeth more often because the starch gets stuck in the teeth.
Avoid snacks. Or if you decide to eat them, make sure you consume nuts and seeds because they are rich in calcium and other nutrients essential for your teeth health.
Drink plenty of water in order to stimulate saliva secretion, prevent tooth decay, eliminate food particles and keep your gums properly hydrated.
Tips for providing exceptionaloral health
Consume more fruits and vegetables and other raw food.
Fruits and vegetables rich in fiber
Fiber stimulates saliva secretion which protects from cavity as it has the ability to neutralize the acids which can damage your teeth.
Consume dry fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, legumes, celery, quinoa, and brown rice.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, kefir, yogurt, and others are an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D ad phosphates which are essential for teeth health. Calcium deficiency can lead to tooth decay. Other sources of calcium are areokra, oranges, broccoli, collard greens, kale, salmon, edamame, sardines, book choy, figs, almonds and tofu.
Black and green teas
Black and green tea is rich in antioxidants which are able to destroy the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Also, they reduce the risk of inflammation and protects from cavity.
Sugar-free Chewing Gum
Chewing sugar-free gums after meals can be a good protection for your teeth. They contain xylitol which can prevent tooth decay and stop the bacteria growth in your mouth.
Eat For A Healthy Gut
People who have digestive problems should detox their body in order to improve their gut health. They should take more probiotics which contain fiber that are very beneficial for human health.
Here is a list of some powerful probiotic foods:
- Burdock root
- Cereal grains (whole wheat, barley, rye)
- Chicory root
- Greens (especially dandelion greens)
- Jerusalem artichoke
Foods which are fermented can supply fiber for the gut bacteria and other useful bacteria. Here is a list of some powerful probiotic foods:
Fermented soybeans (natto ,miso, tempeh)
Fermented vegetables (sauerkraut, kimchi, green beans , carrots, olives , beets, and lacto-fermented pickles)
Fermented non-dairy products (kefirs and yogurts contrived of coconut, organic soyetc.)
Fermented dairy products (cheese, buttermilk, kefir, yogurt)
Cultured condiments (raw apple cider vinegar)
Cultured beans and grains(chickpea, lacto-fermented lentils, miso, etc.)
Fermented drinks (kombuchas and kefirs)
Use coconut oil for oil swishing. Hold the coconut oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes, starting with small amount. Spit the oil after 20 minutes. For better results, you can use peppermint, cinnamon or clove together with the coconut oil.
Make your toothpaste:
- Equal amounts of baking soda and coconut oil(6 tablespoons of each)
- Mint or cinnamon (10 to 15 drops)
- Stevia (for taste)
- Reduce or stop Smoking
Smoking is really dangerous for people with gum disease.