There are few things that are more important than taking good care of your oral health. Bad breath, swollen or sensitive gums, tooth decay or loss, and many other dental problems can arise that make everything from talking to chewing difficult and even unbearable. The fact is that we can get by at work and in public even when many parts of our bodies' may be injured or recovering from some type of condition. But when our mouth doesn't look or function properly, it affects every other aspect of our lives. In addition to brushing, rinsing, and flossing, you can also make certain foods a part of your at-home oral care routine:
Vegetables and Roots
There are a number of foods which have been proven to offer various benefits which aid in tooth and gum health. From things like increasing saliva to flushing out bacteria, nature's nutrition can have profound health benefits for every system and part of our body. When it comes to gum health specifically, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, collards, and others are all very helpful. As are onions, shiitake mushrooms, celery, ginger, and red and green bell peppers.
For the carnivores out there, fear not, there is plenty of protein packed meal options that also provide the nutrients and minerals necessary to maintain optimum gum health. Chicken is a great option as it contains CO-Q 10, an essential vitamin for circulatory health. Other choices include fatty fish such as salmon, as well as even beef, providing that it comes from grass-fed stock.
To learn more about the many natural ways you and your family can improve your gum health, come and visit us at our offices for your next dental appointment. We would be glad to provide you with all of the information you need, as well as answer any questions.