Tips For A Healthy Mouth
Chew for healthy teeth
The act of chewing produces saliva, which is good for your teeth. It also contains calcium and phosphate ions, which are the building blocks for enamel. They are required to rebuild enamel and actually help re-mineralize the tooth after an attack by acidic foods. And saliva also contains a whole range of antimicrobial and antifungal compounds that can help to prevent infections.”
Usually, foods that are in your mouth for a longer time—such as sugarless chewing gum, lozenges and candies flavoured with sugar substitute—are good because they stimulate saliva flow.
Cheese is good for teeth because it has a high pH, which neutralizes acid.
That cranberries contain properties that may be beneficial in treating cavities and periodontal disease.
Good snack foods that won’t harm your teeth’s enamel include raw fruit and raw vegetables, plain yogurt, hard-boiled or devilled eggs, nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and melba toast, the sugar they contain is not as easily metabolized into acid.