Everyone knows that eating a balanced diet is the best way to keep your whole body healthy. The same goes for your teeth: eating healthy foods is critical for oral hygiene. In order to keep your teeth in their best shape, follow this list of what foods to eat and what to avoid.

Eat:

Calcium and vitamin D. Your teeth are bones, so it’s important to get calcium and vitamin D from sources like milk, yogurt, sardines, and tofu. These foods will keep your teeth (and other bones) strong.
Raw or lightly steamed fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and veggies help remove plaque, and Vitamin A helps tooth enamel form. Fruits and vegetables also contain a high water content, which helps flush away bacteria.
Seeds also help build tooth enamel and keep teeth strong. Try sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.
Onions have anti-bacterial properties that could prevent bacteria from turning into plaque.

Don’t eat:

Candy and other high-sugar foods. The sugar sits on your teeth, promoting bacteria growth and eating away at your enamel.
Soda has no nutritional benefit and can cause cavities due to plaque-causing sugars.

Making healthy nutritional choices will give you more energy, improve your health, and help you have a brighter smile. If you’re interested in having healthier teeth, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.