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Do Teeth Really Need Protein?

Posted on 3/23/2020 by Office
Do Teeth Really Need Protein?If your teeth are decaying or you are wondering about how to keep your teeth from decaying and what you can do about it, you might want to consider your teeth from a nutritional standpoint. Improving or taking care of your oral health by eating nutritionally-rich foods are extremely important to the health of your gums and teeth.

The enamel on your teeth is extremely hard and as a matter of fact, it is one of the toughest substances in our bodies, but you still need to take care of it. Taking care of your enamel starts with good oral hygiene and a sensible diet and of course, visiting your dentist on a regular basis, which usually means at least twice a year. Also, it means trying to consume foods that will help to ensure that your natural teeth will last your lifetime.

What Are Some of the Best Foods to Strengthen Your Teeth?

So, here comes your answer, yes, foods, high in protein are high on the list. Why? Protein contains phosphorous, which is an important component of improving the strength of your jaw and teeth. Coming in a strong second are meat and egg yolks, but for the overall health of your teeth, what you need to be eating along with that protein are beans. Along with those beans, add in some tofu and green, leafy vegetables.

Milk is good because it contains Vitamin D and calcium with is good for bones and teeth, or if you are lactose intolerant, soy milk will work just as well. And don't act surprised that that citrus is on the list, because of the acid, but don't worry, the Vitamin C kills off the majority of the acid. Then there are cereal grains and fish. In other words, a good, balanced diet along with exercise and try to stay away from those bad. Habits of smoking and alcohol along with processed sugars and foods.

We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions at any time about foods or what kind of diet would be good for your overall oral health, we have great resources to help you with that and we look forward to hearing from you.
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