Most patients do not realize that they can add an extra layer to take their oral hygiene to the next level, by adding some items to your diet. We have listed some food options that you can add to your diet that will help improve your oral hygiene.
Tea: Black & Green teas have compounds in them that are called polyphenols which are known to slow the growth of bacteria, the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Black and green teas will also help suppress any breath if you are suffering from halitosis.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants are more than awesome for your body and your mouth, as they will combat bacteria that cause inflammation. They will also help protect your gums from any type of bacteria that can cause periodontal disease.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D is imperative for your overall health and to build strong teeth, as it will allow your body to absorb and consumer more calcium. Try adding milk, and fish to your diet such as whole milk, flounder or cod to your diet.
Vitamin C: Another instance where you can improve your overall health and oral health is with vitamin C. Vitamin C does wonders for your immune system, helping your body by producing more collagen. Collagen is the main protein that is used by your body to fight infections including periodontal disease. Try adding foods like kale, broccoli, red or green peppers, orange juice.
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Dr. Ami Barakat can help you by optimizing your diet to help promote your smile to help it perform the way it was intended to be, beautiful and bright. If you are interested in learning more about your diet and how it affects your smile, then visit our Stittsville dentist office. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at (613) 836-9084 or request an appointment online.