When we think about looking after our teeth, many of us think about brushing, flossing and using mouthwash – all fantastic aids, but the secret to healthy teeth for life might be sitting in your fridge instead. Certain foods can help to prevent tooth decay, keep plaque at bay and even freshen breath. Other foods and drinks however, could be having a harmful effect on teeth.
What to eat for healthier teeth:
Calcium and phosphorus rich foods
Calcium and phosphorus are minerals that help to protect tooth enamel (the durable white covering) and can even replace lost minerals in teeth. Make sure you are eating plenty of foods rich in both minerals, such as:
- low-fat milk, cheese and yoghurt
- meat, fish and tofu
- dark, leafy greens.
Helping the body to absorb calcium, vitamin D is another essential ingredient for healthy teeth and bones. Without vitamin D,...