8 Surprising Food that are good for your teeth

1) Dark Chocolate: Yes, You read it correct, we said “Chocolate”. This isn’t the normal Milk chocolate that is sweet and available generally available at Stores, but under category of Dark Chocolate which contains more than 70% Cocoa and with very less sugar. Dark chocolate is a superfood for the teeth due to a compound called Cocoa Bean Husk (CBH) which was proven in animal tests to help harden tooth enamel, making your teeth less susceptible to tooth decay. Not only does it contain tannins, antioxidants that prevent bacteria from forming, but it also neutralizes bad breath microorganisms and contains the chemical compound theobrimineo In other words, dark chocolate may actually help prevent cavities.

2) Cheese: With more than 99 percent of all calcium in the body stored in your bones and teeth, it’s no wonder that products high in calcium would be good for your teeth. Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, and it is also able to raise the pH of your mouth to perfect levels. Eating cheese after a meal can counteract the acid left behind by a meal, making it a great choice for dessert! Stick to sheep and goat cheeses, which are better for you and easier on the digestive system than cheese made of cow’s milk.

3) Yoghurt: Unsweetened natural yoghurt makes a great healthy breakfast or snack. For the benefit of your teeth, yoghurt contains both casein and calcium, which strengthen enamel and help repair it if it happens to be damaged.

4) Sesame seeds: Eating sesame seeds on their own, or baked into bread will help you in two ways. First of all, as you chew, they help to scrub plaque from your teeth and, secondly, they’re high in calcium. Just make sure any seeds caught between your teeth are removed as soon as possible.

5) Strawberries: Strawberries may be red in color but they contain malic acid, which acts as a natural enamel whitener. Eating strawberries will actually help keep your teeth free of stains.

6) Onions: Raw onion is incredibly healthy for you, and as an added bonus, the antibacterial sulphur compounds contained in an onion will kill the harmful bacteria on your teeth. But you might want to Use Mouthwash for fresh breath after that!

7) Green Tea: Unsweetened Green Tea or Green tea with very less sugar is very beneficial not only for teeth but for overall health of body. Polyphenols, which are found in green tea, interact with the bacteria that cause plaque by killing or suppressing them. Bacteria feed on the sugars in your mouth and, once they’ve had their feast, they excrete tooth enamel destroying acids. This makes tea a great choice for during or after a meal, since it suppresses the presence of these acid producing bacteria in the mouth. Polyphenols in tea also have cavity-fighting properties. You may have heard that tea contains fluoride, which is true, but not enough to make a difference for your teeth or health.

8) Carrots: Carrots have been hailed a cavity fighting vegetable, as munching on sticks of crunchy, raw carrot acts as a natural toothbrush. The chewing action massages your gums, and this bright vegetable is high in plaque-attacking keratin as well as Vitamin A, which is crucial for strengthening delicate tooth enamel. All-in-all it’s a good choice for an in-between-meal snack.

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