Nutrition and oral health
A whole grain and raw food diet is very good for your health and for your dental health.
By chewing healthy food you produce increased amounts of saliva, which in turn pass essential nutrients to your teeth and neutralize acids. In addition, the resulting chyme grinds the plaque of your teeth and massages your gum.
Who is chewing hard food, also strength his teeth because there are more firmly anchored in the jaw. In order to have a healthy diet, it is important to know what nutrients your teeth need.
Here are the most important foods, nutrients and minerals for your dental health:
- Vitamin A - important for the formation of the mucous membranes
- Vitamin C - promotes healthy gums
- Vitamin D - is responsible for bone and tooth formation
- Vitamin E - faster healing of gum disease
- Vitamin H - good for the skin and mucous membranes
- Vitamin K- responsible for healthy bones, inhibitors of acid production by caries bacteria
- Folic acid - less gum disease
- Calcium- positive for pine bone and gum disease
- Fluoride - acts protectively acid (not dental curing)
Dairy products: Is a good supplier of calcium, cheese protects the tooth temporarily by its fat content - caries bacteria have no use for fat. Cheese also neutralizes acids; (orange juice); natural yogurt provides calcium and folic acid and act against bad breath, plaque and gingivitis.
Fish: fatty fish provide vitamin D and fluoride.
Vegetable: particular to mention here is the cabbage, such as Broccoli. It contains a lot of vitamin C, K, calcium, folic acid and phosphorus. Another good source of nutrients is the paprika, especially the red, yellow and orange. It provides more Vitamin C than lemons and furthermore vitamin E, folic acid and carotene (is converted by the body to vitamin A).
Herbs: the parsley is the royal herb for our teeth. It contains pretty much everything our teeth need and still in copious amounts of: vitamin A, vitamin C, carotene, calcium and fluoride.
Wheat germ: enjoyed full grainy, it contains vitamins, folic acid and phosphorus.
Green Tea and Black Tea: both drinks inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, unless they are drunk without sugar. Black tea is supposed to be significantly more effective than green tea; but not too much of it, the tiny particles in the tea sit on the tooth surfaces and can lead to strong and visible accumulations of dirt.
Fluoride: are found in many foods. Bear in mind that its concentration usually is low and mouthing is so short, that it cannot be sufficiently effective. Use toothpaste containing fluoride in order to ensure an adequate supply.
Another possibility is using DENTCOAT to protect your enamel.
Sweets and Acids
Everyone has learned from childhood that sweets are harmful to the teeth. But the majority of people like to eat sweets.
And even for those who don’t like sweats there is hidden sugar in many foods. Sugar is e.g. also included in ketchup and mustard. Even fruit sugar ("sugar diabetes" fructose) causes tooth decay! Furthermore, caries bacteria are easily converting starchy food into sugar. Starch e.g. found in potatoes, chips, oatmeal and pretzel sticks.
Keep in mind:
The less sugar you eat, the better. If you eat sweets, do not nibble on a longer-lasting period of time. Instead enjoy a larger amount of sweets at a shorter time and brush your teeth afterwards. In other words: prefer a bar of chocolate at once and not several small pieces throughout the day. Also keep in mind that the same applies to drinking of fruit juices, cola, etc. Who throughout the day over and over again eat or drink sweets, has no chance against tooth decay. The absolute tooth killers are sweet or sour candy. Because they remain for a relatively long time in the mouth and make an excellent breeding ground for putrefactive bacteria.
Equally dramatic are candy bars and caramel - the sweet sticky stuff stays wonderful on the teeth for a long time. This also applies to honey!
Acidic and Fruity
Acidic foods are attacking your tooth enamel. So healthy orange juice may be for your body for your teeth it’s not!
Also salad with a vinegar dressing contains acid. The same goes for vitamin C effervescent tablets: Ascorbic acid.
Wine and fruit juice drinks also contain acid. If you have any acidic food or drink and there are many (many fruits), the pH of your mouth is dramatically lowered depending on acidity. The lower the pH in your mouth, the more the enamel is partially dissolved or attacked. Never after eating such food or drink immediately brush your teeth! Wait at least 30 minutes because the abrasives particles contained in the toothpaste may remove unnoticed tooth enamel.