Teeth are one of the most important parts of the body and we always have to look for ways in which to care for them, that’s why we make regular visits to the dentist, we try to maintain good dental hygiene, among other things, however one thing we probably don’t know is that the food we eat can also help us take better care of our teeth and avoid problems with them. And is that there are certain foods specifically indicated to take care of our teeth and as they say “food is the medicine of the body”, so we have given ourselves the task of writing this article where we will talk about some foods you can consume to take care of your teeth and also some ideas of recipes so you can prepare these foods and turn them into a delicious meal.
Among the main foods you can eat to take care of your teeth are:
Bluefish: Bluefish (salmon, herring, sardines, tuna) is ideal for taking care of teeth as it helps prevent periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, which are caused by the food that stays in the teeth after brushing and this is because it provides vitamin D, which facilitates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, making the gums and teeth more resistant and avoiding this type of infection.
Kiwi and papaya: Vitamin C is very important, because it helps to maintain collagen production and gums are composed mainly by it, so it is important to maintain it to avoid gum problems, this vitamin is found mainly in these foods, although you could also find it in foods such as orange, lemon, tangerine, broccoli, among others.
Yogurts and dairy products: Calcium is very important, not only for our bones, it is also important for our teeth, so it is important that we try to consume foods that provide us with calcium and those that have more are yogurts and dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, also cheese helps to produce more saliva which has bactericidal properties which help protect our teeth.
Strawberries: This delicious food also has a high content of Xylitol, which is responsible for fighting the bacteria that cause dental plaque. In addition to all this, they are also rich in fructose, so it gives our body a type of natural sugar and in addition to all this, this delicious food can help stimulate blood circulation in the gums.
Celery: Celery is a rather rich and fresh vegetable that almost everyone likes, these have malic acid which helps the production of saliva and is responsible for cleaning the teeth and remove stains. Like the rest of the vegetables the most recommended way to eat it is raw, because this is how they conserve all their nutritional properties.
These are some of the foods through which you can support you if you want to take care of your teeth, of course you must always remember that it is important to continue visiting dentists in Tijuana, to avoid any dental problem. And finally, here’s a recipe with some of these foods (strawberries and dairy products) that will help you to start taking care of your teeth through your food.
Strawberry Cream Recipe
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, washed and halved
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar or to your taste
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup crème fraîche
- Sweet condensed milk (optional)
- In a bowl using a mixer, combine the crème fraîche, heavy cream, vanilla and the sugar.
- Whip on medium-high speed until soft peaks form and the cream holds its shape.
- Using glasses or plastic cups, make layers using the strawberries and crema, first one layer of strawberries, then one layer of cream, & so on. Drizzle with condensed milk if desired and serve immediately.