Diet plays a very important role in a healthy smile. Dr. Teboul and the Lomita Torrance Dental team came up with a list that we believe is both easily accessible at most supermarkets and affordable. Check out the quick list below for foods for healthy teeth in Lomita, Torrance community.
Nuts provide a great source of protein, calcium and numerous vitamins and minerals. When chewing, they provide a bit of manual scrubbing on your teeth as well. We like almonds for their high calcium content but cashews and walnuts are great options as well.
Very few of us don’t love cheese. Cheese is filled with calcium, phosphates and vitamin D which are essential minerals for our teeth strength. Foods high in these minerals help prevent tooth decay. If you are vegan, soy milk may be a good alternative or calcium fortified juices.
Eating no added sugar yogurt contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria. Sounds gross, but this healthy bacteria is essential to our daily lives. Between probiotics, calcium, and protein your teeth and gums will greatly benefit.
You can attribute most of green tea’s health-promoting effects to its polyphenol content. In oral health, this compound interacts with plaque and harmful bacteria to reduce acid. This powerhouse of a tea can help reduce gum inflammation, gum disease, and tooth decay. If you are worried about staining, rinse your mouth with water after your cup of tea.
We chose carrots but really any high fiber crunchy vegetables are a great choice. You receive the benefit of physical scrubbing from chewing the vegetable along with increasing saliva production which helps neutralize acids. Carrots specifically are high in water content, contain calcium and phosphates which will help rebuild minerals in the teeth.
Packed full of calcium, phosphorous and folic acid, leafy greens play a major role in new cell development. Powerhouse leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and cabbage will help strengthen your enamel and promote gum health.
Kicking up the fibrous fruits and vegetables that are in season is a great way to incorporate local, fresh foods. Summer through Autumn is an exceptionally great time for nutrient-dense foods. While working on strengthening your teeth and oral health with the above list, your skin, hair, brain, and body will benefit greatly. For more oral health tips in Torrance, please reach out to Lomita Torrance Dental Office!
Schedule An Appointment With Lomita Torrance Dental Office, Torrance
We value your trust in us as part of your family’s total healthcare team and look forward to getting to know each of you as the wonderfully unique individual that you are. Each one of us loves what we do and we believe at Lomita Torrance Dental Office that it shows in the quality of our work and our patient interactions and it is one of the reasons why Lomita Torrance Dental Office is the clear choice for the dental patients in the surrounding neighborhood.
We hope that each of our patient has a happy and healthy smile makeover and that means protecting your teeth and your oral health. We care for your smile and to have a detailed understanding regarding your oral care, you can always schedule a consultation with our dental hygienist at 23520 Crenshaw Boulevard Torrance, CA 90505 or by calling us at (424) 201-2885.
About Your Torrance, CA, Periodontist Dr. Teboul:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Teboul contact our Torrance, CA, dental office today by calling (424) 201-2885. Our office welcomes new patients in and around Torrance, CA, including Lomita, Lawndale, Carson, Redondo Beach, West Carson, Gardena, Alondra Park, Manhattan Beach and the surrounding Los Angeles County communities.
Like this article? Be sure to share this with your family and friends through Facebook and Twitter!