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Foods and Drinks That’ll Enhance Oral Health

July 21, 2024

A pH imbalance is the most common cause of cavity-causing decay in the mouth. Your dentist Goose Creek will tell you to choose meals and beverages that are unlikely to harm the teeth through decay, acid erosion, and fractures. In this way, you can easily promote good oral health.   

Eat healthy foods like whole grains, veggies, lean proteins, and dairy to prevent decay. Likewise, drink plenty of water. It’s crucial to neutralize the acidity in your mouth with regular brushing and flossing aside from just eating a healthy diet.  

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Best Food for Your Teeth

Dairy Products   

Yogurt, cheese, milk, and other dairy products are excellent sources of calcium and other essential vitamins for good oral health. We encourage parents not to give their child milk overnight since they contain a certain quantity of natural sugars that can result in cavities 

Lean Protein

Foods like skinless chicken, fish, dry beans, peas, and other legumes, as well as lean beef, boost your immune system and dental health. They pose little to no danger of developing cavities!   


Most vegetables include complex carbs, and when eaten raw, they may even help to clean plaque from your teeth. Celery, carrots, and spinach are all excellent options for raw vegetables. They are sometimes called natural toothbrushes when dentists talk about vegetables and brushing 


Fruits are a significant source of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, most are also highly acidic, which can cause cavities and acid erosion in the teeth. To limit harm and maintain a balanced diet, eat your fruit with a meal. Avoid or limit your fruit consumption, especially citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit.   

Whole Grains 

When choosing whole grains, remember that the more complex the carbs are, the better they are for your teeth. This is a straightforward rule to follow. This rule implies that you should avoid buying quick or instant solutions over less processed ones.  

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The neutral pH of water supports a healthy oral environment. If you drink bottled water, check the pH levels first because some bottled water has a very low or high pH.  

If you have any dental care questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! 

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