Eat This, Not That! For Healthy Teeth

Eat This, Not That! For Healthy Teeth

Maintaining good oral health requires more than brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily between the teeth. Just like every other structure in your body, your mouth needs the right amount of nutrition to stay strong and healthy.    

Eating your way to healthier teeth might be easier than you think. Here’s a list of the good stuff that you should include in your diet:

  • Calcium-rich foods, such as milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole and soya), yogurt (plain, low-fat and soya), cheese, tofu—firm, soft or silken (calcium-set), and canned fish (sardines and salmon) help promote strong teeth and bones. Other sources of calcium include some fruit, vegetables, and pulses; some nuts and seeds; and some carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice).

  • Phosphorus, a mineral found in eggs, fish, lean meat, dairy, nuts, and beans works with calcium to build strong, healthy bones and teeth.
    Vitamin C helps keep the connective tissues in your gums healthy and strong, so make sure to get a lot of it in your diet. It is present in citrus fruits, peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, berries, and kale.

  • Protein, which helps repair tissue and build bone, is another important component in helping your jaw and teeth function properly for a lifetime. An increase in dietary protein intake (from meat, fish, eggs, legumes, etc.) can support the periodontal structure you need for good dental health.

  • Ginger, apples, dairy, and high-fibre stringy foods are not only good for your dental health but are the best foods for gum disease prevention, too. Your healthcare professional might also suggest vitamins and supplements for healthy gums if there seems to be a concern.

Smart snacking is key in keeping your mouth in good shape. Eating too many sugary treats like candy, cookies, cakes, pies, and so on, should be avoided. Instead, choose nutritious options such as raw vegetables, fruits, plain yogurt, and popcorn. Remember to brush after snacking to keep cavities at bay and retain healthy gums.

Gourmet Meals offers a wide range of nutritionally balanced and portion-controlled meals in regular lunch and large dinner sizes. These “gourmet meals” are prepared by professional, internationally trained chefs who are passionate about using only the finest and freshest ingredients. So, if you want to start consuming foods that are high in protein and calcium for brighter teeth and a healthier smile, Gourmet Meals is here to help. Check out our menu here!

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