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Five Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Mouth

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Great nutrition is essential for a healthy mouth and here are five tips to help you make healthy food choices.

  1. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins C, protecting your gums. Good foods to choose include tomatoes, oranges, strawberries.
  2. Get plenty of dairy for vitamin D and calcium which helps promote healthy teeth and bones. Good sources include sugar-free, low-fat yoghurts, milk and cheeses.
  3. Snack on raw, crunchy fruits and veggies as these foods have a slight scrubbing action on teeth while the high-water content helps promote saliva production.
  4. Choose leafy dark green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli because they contain folic acid, supporting cell growth and cell repair.
  5. Don’t forget to rehydrate with water or unsweetened green or black tea.

 

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