Everyday is a great time to add more fresh, seasonal ingredients to your everyday diet. Plus, some of these foods are especially good at protecting your teeth against sugar acids. Next time you visit your local farmers’ market or grocery store, try keeping these tooth-healthy foods in mind.
CARROTS & CELERY
These veggies are crunchy, which helps produce saliva to clean away little bits of sugar left behind on teeth.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and arugula are naturally low in sugar and high in vitamins and minerals, like calcium, that pack a healthy punch against sugar acid.
Cheese is loaded with calcium, which helps give your teeth minerals they may have lost from sugar acid.
These tasty fungi contain an extract that keeps bacteria in your mouth from forming plaque, a huge culprit of sugar acid erosion.
Although they are moderately acidic, firm fruits like apples have high water content, which helps wash away the natural sugars they contain. Plus, you can find them all year-round at your grocery store.