Be Gone Tooth Decay and Cavities!

My dental team and I want the good people of Toms River to know that brushing and flossing are not the only ways to help prevent tooth decay and cavities.

There are little eating habits that you can include in your diet that can help keep your teeth healthy and cavity free.

Here are a few we would like to share:

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: They help maintain your health not only in your body, but in your teeth too. Fruits and veggies do a lot for your body.

fruits-and-veggiesInclude dairy in your diet: According to researchers, proteins in dairy products, such as cheese and milk, have a protective property that could help keep teeth healthy.

Chew sugar-less gum: Sugar-less gum contains xylitol, a sugar substitute that is an effective cavity fighter.  Chewing gum may not be so bad after all.

Include wine and raisins in your diet: A study suggests that an individual chemical component in wine and raisins actively fights the bacteria that causes tooth decay and cavities. Just don’t drink too much wine.

Eat sugar-free candy: It contains that same sweetener as sugar-less gum, xylitol, which helps prevent cavities from forming.

For more information on preventing cavities and tooth decay, please visit Mouth Healthy and Everyday Health.

Stay tuned for our next blog on the Top 9 Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

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