Posts for: August, 2012
The types of snacks you eat between meals affects your gums and teeth. Crackers, sweets and any food that sticks to your teeth are a dead ringer for bacteria to form. Eat whole foods such as fruits and vegetables (hold the hot dips please!) to improve you teeth and gums.
Mark Wolff, Ph.D., of NYU College of Dentistry, has some good tips for healthy teeth and gums. The lactic acid found in yogurt may ward off periodontal disease, but skip the sugary varieties. Chewing celery and other crunchy veggies helps “scrub” your teeth. Ones with Vitamin C – broccoli; red, green and yellow peppers – may also protect against periodontal disease. Sugar-free gum and hard candies promote saliva flow and also help fight cavities. Xylitol-sweetened ones work best.