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23 SEPTEMBER 2015

5 foods for healthy teeth

Ever wonder which foods are great for healthy teeth?

Cheese, plain milk or sugar free yoghurt
These foods protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium needed to remineralise teeth.

Chicken and Meat
Chicken and meat contain phosphorus which is an important mineral that helps protect tooth enamel in combination with calcium

Salmon
Salmon is a great source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is important as it allows your body to absorb and use calcium, in turn protecting tooth enamel.

Crunchy Vegetables
Vegetables that contain lots of water and require lots of chewing such as carrots, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower and celery are great for teeth.

Crunchy Fruits
Fruits with high water content and crunchy texture are great for stimulating saliva and potentially help remove plaque. 

Did you know?
Saliva contains enzymes that buffer the acids present in food and clean bits of food out of the teeth

Water helps wash away food debris and maintains saliva levels. Saliva helps against tooth decay because it contains proteins and minerals that counteract enamel eating acids.