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On top of a consistent, daily dental routine and regular visits to the dentist, food plays a huge role in your oral health. A good diet can help prevent cavities, and keep your teeth clean and looking beautiful! Impress your dentist with a healthy mouth by prioritizing the following foods in your diet.

Fibre-Rich Fruits & Veggies

Fibre-rich foods help get saliva flowing in your mouth, which is a significant natural defense against cavities and gum disease. Saliva contains calcium and phosphate, which help to restore minerals to your teeth. Leafy greens, celery, carrots, broccoli, red peppers, apples & strawberries are fantastic for your teeth because they also contain vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and biotin, which help maintain healthy teeth.

Cheese & Other Dairy Products

Cheese, milk, yogurt and other dairy products also produce saliva. These foods are loaded with calcium, which help to maintain bone density, while yogurt’s probiotics help protect against cavities, gum disease and bad breath. These products also contain casein, a protein that helps to strengthen tooth enamel.

Foods with Fluoride

Fluoride water and products that contain fluoride are important for building strong teeth and helping to prevent tooth decay. Many seafoods contain fluoride due to the natural sodium fluoride of our oceans, including salmon, tuna, mackerel, and more. Carrots, beets, canned tomato products and canned beans are some of the many more foods that are rich in fluoride.