Mouth-Healthy Foods and Drinks
The best food choices for the health of your mouth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts and milk. These foods are thought to protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium and phosphorus needed to remineralize teeth (a natural process by which minerals are redeposited in tooth enamel after being removed by acids).
Other food choices include firm/crunchy fruits, for example, apples and pears, and vegetables. These foods have a high water content, which dilutes the effects of the sugars they contain, and stimulate the flow of saliva (which helps protect against decay by washing away food particles and buffering acid).
Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and lemons, should be eaten as part of a larger meal to minimize the acid from them.
To make life that little bit easier, we have made a list of our favourite "Tooth-Friendly Snacks", enjoy our Make SuperFoods SuperFun printable by clicking the picture above, download and print it off and keeping it on your fridge or notice board to stay on the right track for healthy eating!
The Bumbles Dental Team