Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will help maintain your oral health but there is another easier way. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry released a list of ingredients that can assist in maintaining and improve your overall smile. Eating these foods can help prevent tooth decay, inflammation, as well as bone loss. Below we've included out favorites...
Basil- reduces bacteria in the mouth
Carrots- consist of Vitamin A which helps the formation of tooth enamel
Cheese- helps prevent tooth decay
Lemon- a natural whitener
Onions- reduces certain bacteria that causes decay
Wasabi- includes compounds that arrest bacteria growth
Quinoa- this grain is loaded with including calcium that helps strengthen your teeth
Pineapple- is packed with Vitamin C and the enzyme Bromelain that promotes healing in the mouth
Including these tasteful ingredients in your daily diet will not only improve your oral health but your overall health too. You can find the entire list of ingredient's along with delicious healthy recipes for your next BBQ or dinner party on the AACD's website. If you have a recipe that consists of these ingredients PLEASE share it with us on our Facebook page.