Taking care of your teeth seems pretty self-explanatory. If you have grown up around good dental hygiene, you know to brush, floss, and have regular teeth cleanings. You also probably know that a lot of sugar is not good for your teeth. But have you ever wondered how other food and drink affect your teeth?
And, are there other things you can be doing at home to make your teeth stronger, and less prone to cavities? The answer is yes! So take a few minutes to learn how to strengthen your enamel naturally.
- Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D. Take a fish oil supplement, eat fatty fish like salmon, egg yolks, soak up the sun, or eat foods fortified with vitamins.
- Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin K2. Try eating egg yolks, chicken liver pate, and hard cheeses, or a supplement.
- Get enough Vitamin C for gum health. Many fruits such as papaya, strawberries, pineapple, and vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, and brussel sprouts are good sources for Vitamin C.
Teeth are 96% mineral content and are the strongest part of the human body. Unfortunately a lot of what we eat and drink damages our enamel and leaves our teeth prone to cavities. Also, if you struggle with food allergies, your body may not be absorbing the nutrition from your food.
If this is the case for you, it is important to identify your food allergies and follow a diet suited for you so your body isn’t stealing minerals from your teeth. Do your teeth some favors and try a few of these ideas on how to restore healthy minerals to your teeth.
For more information on how to build your enamel naturally, call Dr. Vann or schedule an appointment online today!