Foods/ drinks to keep your gums and teeth healthy

Foods and drinks to keep your gums and teeth healthy

Include these foods in your diet in order to keep your gums healthy: 

  • Water- keeps your saliva level high
  • Kiwi, berries, broccoli, kale, oranges are the best source of vitamin c. It reduces inflammation and influence the collagen production that helps to fight periodontal disease
  • Grapes, raisins, nuts, beans, apples- great source of antioxidants that protects the gum tissue from cell damage bacterial infection 
  • Eggplants, cherries, soy, flaxseeds, cocoa, shiitake mushrooms rich in anthocyanin, arginine and polyphenols. Shortly about their impact: fight the plaque attachment.
  • Ginger freshens the breath and inhibit bacteria growth 
  • Brushing – it is always a good idea 

Best foods to keep your teeth healthy:

  •  Foods that contain calcium an phosphorus: cheese (hard), yogurt , red meat , eggs . Vegans can enjoy: almonds, brazil nuts, tofu, pumpkin seeds.
  • Crunchy vegetables and fruits like apples, celery, carrots, and cucumbers. Chewing these fruits and veggies produces more saliva and their abrasive natural surface removes plaque and food particles.
  • Vitamin c and the foods mentioned above
  • Vitamin d – the sun is the best source

  It is worth mentioning the worst foods for gums and teeth: sticky sweets (they stuck in the dental fissures and grooves, that is an ideal environment for decay formation); soft and carbonated drinks wear away the enamel and it is as dangerous as candies when it comes to sugar content; medication and alcohol that dries the mouth disturb the natural process of saliva flow also lead to decay.

 

Dr. Irina Bratu

General Dentist

Dr Irina qualified as a Dentist in Republic of Moldova at State University of Medicine “Nicolae Testemitanu”.She completed her extensive three years postgraduate program on Dental Therapy & one year advanced educational program on Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation at New York University College of Dentistry (USA). She is a member of Emirates Medical Association EMA, has a passion for the prevention of oral disease, and works to promote a healthy lifestyle for all of her patients.

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