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As we continue from our blog post two weeks ago, we will look at four more foods that will improve your health.

If at all possible, you should avoid food that combine high sugars, acid and stickiness. Anytime you take in food that is high in sugar and acid, you're not only feeding yourself, but also the cavity-inducing plaque that can inflict chaos inside your mouth. The resulting acids from the mix of sugars and plaque may attack your teeth for as many as 20 minutes after you are done eating!

Cheese is low in both acid and sugar, and a good supplier of calcium. This makes it a good choice. Additionally, cheese incorporates a protein called casein, which is found in milk and is notably useful in reinforcing the enamel of teeth.

Chewing gum that is sugar-free like Trident, Xylichew, and more contain xylitol. Xylitol is a special kind of sweetner that blocks bacteria in plaque, it is actually an "anti-sugar". Normal sweetners like sucrose can lead to cavities, gum disease, and more whereas xylitol prevents these.

Tap water, generally, contains optimal amounts of fluoride that helps to prevent cavities. The explanation for this is straightforward; fluoride helps to remineralize teeth, reversing the negative consequences of acid, which works away enamel. Almost all bottled water lack enough active fluoride to have any positive aspect.

Pears are another food that is good for your oral health. Pears help you secrete more saliva and neutralize acids.

Similar to cheese, yogurt is high in the calcium, casein, and have phosphates which helps to remineralize teeth like fluoride. 

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My patients are often requesting new methods so as to improve their oral health. A good idea to preserve a bright and healthy smile is by making optimal total physical health your top priority. Being mindful of the ways we regard our body is key to remaining healthier inside and out.

Streptococcus Mutans is the name of a common oral bacteria that can cause your mouth to be susceptible to tooth decay and tooth discoloration. The reason this bacteria is so harmful is that it results in the accumulation of plaque and elevates your overall bacteria levels. If you want to maintain proper oral health there are some foods you can try that will help you do so.

The first food that can help you are carrots. Carrots appeal to adults and also children, this crunchy snack will help you secrete more saliva and remove plaque within your mouth. Additionally, carrots have plenty of Vitamin A which will improve your eyesight. Carrots will help remove plaque and keep your teeth whiter, improve your vision, and help you see your beautiful smile in the mirror!

Celery, though fairly flavorless, is significantly modest in calories and can be dipped in peanut butter or ranch dressing in order to get additional flavor. Celery calls for a lot of chewing, which serves to help to boost saliva in your mouth, which in turn assists in washing away plaque. The fibrous strands in celery furthermore help to naturally scrub your teeth.

Pineapples are truly a delicious treat that have plenty of nutrients. The acidic characteristic of pineapples can sometimes help to expunge discolorations from your teeth. Pineapples are additionally abundant in bromelain, a protein-breaking molecule that can also win in keeping your teeth spotless.

For additional snacks which will strengthen your oral health, check back with us later on this month!

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