Today maintaining well oral health is very important for the overall health, having white and beautiful teeth is important for the looks and the impression you leave on others. Most normal things you can do for healthy teeth and gums are of course brushing your teeth regularly, if possible after every meal you take, visiting your dentist on a regular basis is also very important. Another factor that is important for your oral but more for your overall health is eating healthy foods.
When it comes to oral health and food, there are some foods that are beneficial to your teeth and gums, such foods include dairy products, meats, nuts, etc. These foods are good because of the nutrients they provide, they are good for the tooth enamel because they are rich with calcium, phosphorus and other minerals that help the tooth enamel rebuilt. Another wise choice of food is fruits and vegetable, they have huge quantities of water, stimulate the flow of saliva and thus wash away food particles and protect from decay.
While some foods can be beneficial to oral health, some foods are not a good choice. Foods that include large amounts of sugar are no good for the teeth. Such foods are candies, but also cakes and cookies, breads and similar products, potato chips and French fries and dried fruits. Sugar free products and those that contain sugar substitutes are better option than those containing sugar for your oral health, but there benefits to your overall health are not certain.
Chewing gum that contains no sugar can be good for your teeth, because it removes the remains of food stuck in the teeth. Is also increases the flow of saliva and help neutralize acids. Some gums even contain substances that help heal cavities.