Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ingredients to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Basil : A natural antibiotic, reduces bacteria in the mouth

Broccoli: Forms an acid-resistant film on teeth that can help prevent enamel erosion

Carrots: Full of Vitamin A which is absolutely necessary for the formation of tooth enamel.  This & all crunchy veggies also stimulate your gums making them healthy
Cheese: Offers the benefit of lactic acid to help prevent tooth decay

Celery: Activates saliva production which assists in cleansing food particles from the teeth and dilutes sugars or acids in the mouth.  Chewing celery also massages the gums

Ginger: An anti-inflammatory to support healthy mouth tissue

Green Tea:  Contains an antioxidant called Catechin which reduces bacteria growth that causes gingivitis
Kiwi:  Pack more Vitamin C than any other fruit. A lack of Vitamin C can break down the collagen network in your gums, making them tender & more susceptible to bacteria and gum (Periodontal) disease

Lemon: A natural "whitener" and assists with the pH balance in the body
Pineapple : Helps you produce extra saliva.  Combine that with citric acid and you have an all-natural bacteria fighting mouthwash,  Also contains Vitamin C & the enzyme Bromelain promoting a healing alkaline response in the mouth

Quinoa: Pronounced "KEEN-wah" is a super grain with a load of minerals including Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, & Phosphorous to strengthen teeth

Kale or Chard:  High in minerals that support tooth structure
Onions: Contains sulphur compounds and reduces certain bacteria that causes tooth decay (caries)

Sesame Seeds: These "little scrubbers" reduces plaque, and due to their calcium content provide a necessary mineral for teeth.  Nuts in general have a high pH, thus are protective for the teeth by managing pH balance in the mouth.

Shiitake Mushrooms:  Contains a sugar called Lentinan which prevents mouth bacteria from growing

Wasabi:  A Japanese version of horseradish, which contains compounds called isothiocyanates to arrest bacteria growth

Strawberries: Great "scrubbers". high in fiber and vitamin C, which is a great for gum (periodontal) health

Stevia: A natural sweetener that does not have an " acid effect" on your teeth like sugar

Salmon: A great source of Vitamin D making it easier for teeth to get the full power of calcium from foods you are eating

Sea Salt: Offers a blend of minerals needed to strengthen teeth. Himalayan and Celtic

are suggested.

Xylitol: A sugar substitute that studies show prevents tooth decay (caries).  It is very beneficial in gum or mint formImage result for xylitol gum and mints

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