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Top 10 Foods to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

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Posted by: jimhassel  (8 years ago)
Here is a list of the top ten foods that can help you keep your teeth healthy:
1. Celery

Celery is an effective weapon against the bacteria inside your mouth. In addition to the obvious health benefits of eating celery, it also causes you to chew more, producing additional saliva. As you generate saliva, it kills the bad bacteria present in the mouth. Celery may not taste as good, but is a healthy alternative to plaque-producing potato chips. The extra water contained in celery is a good way to clean your teeth, sort of like naturally brushing your teeth.
2. Onions

You may not think so, but eating onions is a great way to eliminate harmful bacteria inside the mouth. When you eat an uncooked onion, the substances in the onion work to destroy the bacteria that are eating away at your teeth. You may be concerned about stinky breath, but the benefits are worth it. Simply follow up with some sugar free gum and you are good to go.
3. Shitake Mushrooms

Shitake Mushrooms work similar to onions in destroying the harmful bacteria, but they also prevent the buildup of plaque, which can turn into cavities if you do not take care of your teeth properly.
4. Cheese

A tasty option for keeping your teeth looking great, cheese contains elements that are good for keeping your teeth healthy. Cheese makes you produce additional saliva, which destroys the harmful bacteria inside your mouth. In addition, cheese also works to prevent discoloration of your teeth.
5. Strawberries

Strawberries are a great natural way to whiten your teeth. Brush your teeth daily with strawberries as a healthy alternative to potentially harmful whitening gels.
6. Oranges

Like strawberries, oranges are also fantastic tooth whiteners. Rub a little of the skin of an orange rind on your teeth after brushing to take advantage to the benefits.
7. Milk

Milk is a tasty way to keep your teeth healthy. The calcium in dairy products is effective in keeping the teeth strong. In addition, the Vitamin D helps the calcium to be absorbed more efficiently.
8. Meat

Meat, fish and eggs are an excellent source of phosphorus that is needed for tooth enamel formation.
9. Bananas

Bananas are high in magnesium, which is also needed to help the enamel of the teeth form properly. Whole grain foods and spinach are also good sources of magnesium.
10. Carrots

Carrots and other orange-colored vegetables and fruit are great sources of beta-carotene, which is turned into Vitamin A by the body for strong teeth and bones.
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Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: michal123  (8 years ago)
I think cheese, green tea, kiwis, parsley, mushrooms, water and fruits like apples, strawberries, citrus fruits, specially kiwis all are good for teeth health.
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Posted by: Serendipity14  (8 years ago)
May I just add the following food and beverage items that I read about on a post on the This is Dentistry blog, which are also beneficial for good oral health:

"Green Tea – The leaves of green tea have compounds called catechins, which help in fighting bacteria that can cause cavities and plaque to form on the surface of teeth.

Mint – Mint is a natural breath freshener, and is commonly added to various oral hygiene products. Aside from the freshening scent and flavour it gives to your breath, mint also has anti-inflammatory properties that help protect your gums.

Sesame Seeds – High in calcium, sesame seeds act as a natural exfoliator that scrape away plaque and food particles from teeth surfaces."
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Posted by: amelyluyanda  (8 years ago)
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information jimhassel. Sure everyone will try your tips to maintain healthy and disease free teeth.
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Posted by: peters23  (8 years ago)
After reading your post, I feel great as I'm actually eating all those foods and most of them are my favorites. I know that those food are healthy but this is just the time I've learned that those foods are good to the teeth.
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