Foods to Promote Oral Health

We came across this great list of foods to promote your oral health and beautiful smile (originally here) and we wanted to share:

  • nuts and seeds (sesame, sunflower, etc.)– scrub away plaque
  • cheese– neutralizes some of the acidity in your mouth
  • onion– reduces the risk of bacteria that causes tooth decay, but this benefit is only if you eat them raw (be sure to brush after!)
  • salmon–boosts high doses of vitamin D and calcium
  • broccoli– provides iron
  • pineapple– breaks down plaque and acts as a natural stain remover
  • carrots– provide vitamin A, necessary for healthy tooth enamel
  • basil and shiitake mushrooms inhibit bacteria growth

Hope you are able to incorporate some of these nutritious foods into your diet to improve your oral health!

 

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A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)