Daily brushing and flossing are essential to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, but did you know that diet also affects oral health? The foods you consume and avoid can help you maintain shinier, healthier, cavity-free pearly whites. Here are several nutrient-rich foods that promote healthy teeth and gums.
While raisins may seem detrimental to oral health, due to their sticky appearance and sweet taste, the opposite may in fact, be true. Researchers found that oleanolic acid — a phytochemical in raisins — prevented cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to surfaces. This ability enables it to fight bacteria in the mouth that causes cavities and gum disease. For a guilt-free snack, aim for raisins with no added sugar.
To learn more about which foods are best for optimum oral health, take a look at the infographic below!
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