It’s common knowledge that a nutritious diet goes a long way in keeping our bodies healthy and fit. But did you know that certain foods can actually strengthen your teeth, as well?
Your teeth are a direct measure of your health overall and the mouth/body connection can be enhanced by proper nutrition.
Here are four foods that can lead to better oral health.
It seems like avocados are really having their moment right now! From restaurants with specialty avocado dishes to fancy varieties of avocado toast, this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit!) is more than just delicious. Avocados are packed with prebiotic fiber and vitamins C, B5, B6 and potassium…all of which benefit your dental health along with overall health.
The leafy green veggie is a superfood, indeed. Chock full of vitamins and key minerals like vitamin A, iron, vitamin C and folic acid — all of which contribute positively to oral health — there’s no reason to not enjoy spinach, whether in a salad, sautéed or blended into a smoothie.
Another green vegetable with dental health benefits, asparagus also contains a plethora of beneficial bacteria (a prebiotic that aids in digestion of probiotics), essential to gut health. And healthy digestion correlates directly to your dental health.
As a cabbage that is fermented, sauerkraut contains probiotic cultures that are key to digestion and associated oral health, but it also contains lactic acid, which inhibits bacteria that can cause disease and tooth decay alike. What’s more, it contains vitamin K2, which is key to healthy gums and teeth.
Dentist of choice in Michigan
As one of the state and country’s top dentists and cosmetic dentists, Dr. Milan is proud to offer treatments to his patients that other dental offices don’t or simply can’t. Specializing in not only preventative dentistry in metro Detroit, but also restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as total mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Milan’s skill is unmatched. His combines the science of dentistry with the art of dentistry.
His extensive patient list over the span of his 20-year career has offered him the opportunity to rejuvenate, enhance and overhaul thousands of smiles. Some of his patients have come to him as a last resort; some with severe tooth and gum issues and others with no teeth at all. However, many of his patients simply wish to receive the height of dental care at every checkup along with the most advanced cosmetic dental services available.
If you’d like to explore dental options at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact us today.