Any experienced dentist – or nutritionist for that matter – will tell you that variety and moderation are the key components of any diet intended to strengthen your teeth. Ideally, every plate you eat should contain at least one item from each of the 5 main food groups. These are: proteins, carbohydrates, milk and dairy foods, fruits and vegetables and fats, and sugars.
Eating a limited amount of any of the mentioned foods may lead to mineral or vitamin deficiencies – one of the leading causes of oral health problems. Of course, a limited or poor diet will over time, weaken your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases like gum disease.
To cut the long story short, here are the 9 foods that are recommended for strong and healthy teeth: Read the rest of this entry »