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Diet for Keeping Cavities Away

Diet for Keeping Cavities Away

One of the best ways to promote proper oral health is by eating a healthy diet. There are certain vitamins and minerals that are especially good at fortifying your teeth. There are also certain foods you should try and avoid in order to keep your teeth free of cavities.

Foods and drinks that contain calcium are especially good foods for your teeth. Teeth, like bone, require calcium in order to keep their strength. Our body constantly takes the calcium from our bones and teeth, so it is important to restore it with the right foods. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are great sources of calcium. Leafy vegetables are also good sources. In order for your body to be able to absorb calcium, though, Vitamin D is required. Fish and certain kinds of orange juice are good sources of Vitamin D. So is sunlight. Our body is able to naturally create Vitamin D by using the energy from the light of the sun. Eating foods that are rich in Vitamin C is also important. That is because Vitamin C is particularly good for your gums. Citrus fruits are a great source of Vitamin C.

In order to avoid cavities, it is always best to avoid sugar. That is because the bacteria in our plaque actually feed off of sugar. They create an acid byproduct that is the cause of the tooth decay that creates cavities. It is important to remember that starch breaks down into sugar when it is digested by our body. That is why it is best to brush and floss after eating any sugary or starchy foods.

If you have experienced cavities due to an improper diet, contact our expert in root canal in Los Angeles to set up a consultation.

 

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