It’s summer time, pools are open, bbq grills are fired up. I know what you are thinking. What food is okay to eat to the oral health conscience individual? Well here are a couple of food items that have little to no hard on your pearly whites.
A sure sign of summer is watermelon and pool parties. Watermelon not only tastes great on a hot day but it is also a thirst quencher. It is also great for your teeth as it has so much water in it which prevents dehydration and helps increase salvia flow. This can help push unwanted food particles and plaque away. Plus watermelon is actually packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and a very good source of Vitamin A, which are great for your teeth.
Mmmm. The best treat for your taste buds and your teeth. Vitamins and energy in a sweet flavored symphony of berries and fruits. Now some of the materials you get from fruits are good for your body. However be aware that the natural sugars will be bad for your summer smile. Drink to stay up on your energy but make sure you brush and floss each day to clear the sugars out before decay sets in.
Fluoride is great for your teeth and eating foods with fluoride in them will help you have strong healthy teeth. Foods cooked with fluoride water, such as rice and steamed vegetables are a good source for your teeth. Drinking fluorinated water is excellent for your teeth as well.