What foods are good for your teeth? Drinks and snacks are also introduced!

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Last updated October 6, 2022

Patient.
Patient.

I heard there are foods that are good for your teeth, what do you mean?

dentist
dentist

Yes, it is!

Foods that are "good for teeth" are those that contain tooth-building nutrients and ingredients that enhance the quality of teeth.

This time,Here are some foods, drinks, and snacks that are good for your teeth!

Food for your teeth

Food for your teeth

Foods that are good for your teeth include

  • Foods that contain nutrients that strengthen teeth
  • Foods that do not cause cavities

We will introduce them one by one!

Foods that contain nutrients that strengthen teeth

Foods that contain nutrients that strengthen teeth are,

  • calcium (Ca)
  • protein
  • Vitamins A, C and D
  • xylitol (artificial sweetener)

These are foods that contain

By consuming foods that contain these ingredients, you can supply tooth-strengthening components from the inside out.

calcium (Ca)

Calcium is,Elements of enamel covering the outside of teethThis is the component that becomes

Foods containing calcium

Cheese, soy products, small fish, seaweed, cabbage, yogurt, etc.

protein

Protein,Elements of dentin between enamel and tooth nerveThis is the component that becomes

Foods containing protein

Meat, seafood, soy products, eggs, etc.

vitamins

Vitamins A, C, and D help with the absorption of calcium and other nutrients,It works to better enamel and dentin.

Foods containing vitamin A

Pumpkin, spinach, molokheiya, pork and chicken liver, carrots, eel, wakame seaweed, parsley, etc.

Foods containing vitamin C

Kiwi, acerola, yuzu, sudachi, grilled laver, komatsuna, potato, green pepper, broccoli, mandarin orange, parsley, kale, etc.

Foods containing vitamin D

Dried mushrooms, Pacific saury, salmon, dried baby sardines, kikurage mushrooms, etc.

xylitol (artificial sweetener)

Xylitol is a sweetener that does not produce tooth-dissolving acid,This food strengthens teeth by stimulating saliva secretion and strengthening tooth structure.

In addition, since xylitol is a sugar that does not nourish cavity-causing bacteria, simply consuming xylitol can help create an oral environment that is less susceptible to tooth decay.

Foods containing xylitol

Strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, spinach, raliflower, etc.

Foods that do not cause cavities

Foods that are less likely to cause tooth decay include the following

  • Direct scavenging food
  • Indirect cleaning food

Direct scavenging food

What is direct scavenging food?Foods that use fiber to scrub away stains on the teeth and tongue.It is.

These include burdock root, asparagus, celery, cabbage, and mushrooms, which are rich in dietary fiber.

Among the foods that contain fiber, they are low in sugar and oil.

The chewy texture allows for more chewing and promotes saliva production, so while eating, the fiber directly cleans the teeth and tongue while the saliva washes away the stains.

Indirect cleaning food

Indirect scavenging foods are,Foods that increase saliva production and wash away dirt in the mouthIt is.

These include dried plums, seaweed, and fruits.

In addition to washing away stains on the teeth, saliva also helps to restore neutrality to the mouth, which has become acidic after eating.

Tooth decay occurs when the mouth becomes acidic and the teeth dissolve.

Therefore, taking indirect-cleaning foods can help to create an oral environment that is less prone to cavities.

dentist
dentist

By the way,nutscontains lots of calcium, fiber, vitamins, and protein.
It can be said that this food has nutrients that strengthen the teeth while also making them less susceptible to cavities!

Drinks good for teeth

Food for your teeth

Drinks that are good for your teeth include

Milk, green tea, matcha, oolong tea, etc.

Milk contains calcium, protein, and vitamins C and D. It is a tooth-strengthening drink.

Tea contains catechins, polyphenols, and fluorine.

Catechins in green tea and matcha tea have antibacterial properties that reduce the bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

Polyphenols also have the ability to inhibit plaque formation and prevent cavities with fluoride.

Beverages that contain sugar or are highly acidic are more likely to cause tooth decay!

A good snack for your teeth.

Food for your teeth

A good snack for teeth is one that is low in sugar and contains calcium and other nutrients that are good for teeth.

  • yogurt
  • Pacific flying squid (Todarodes pacificus)
  • Niboshi (dried sardines), etc.
Patient.
Patient.

But doctor, I want something sweet for a snack!

dentist
dentist

Yes, that's right.
In such a case,Candy made with sweeteners that are less likely to cause tooth decay.to the

Foods that are "good for teeth" are those that contain tooth-building nutrients and ingredients that enhance the quality of teeth.

Sweeteners that are less likely to cause tooth decay include the following

  • xylitol (artificial sweetener)
  • aspartame
  • stevia
  • oligosaccharide (sugar polymer containing several but not many component simple sugars)
  • palatinose
  • maltitol
  • erythritol (artificial sweetener)
  • sorbitol (artificial sweetener)

Cavities form acid from sugar and dissolve the teeth.

These sweeteners are,The amount of acid produced by cavity-causing bacteria is lower than that of sugar, making it less likely to cause tooth decay.

In particular, xylitol and aspartame are sweeteners that do not produce acid at all and do not cause tooth decay because they have a different structure from sugar.

With 100% xylitol and 100% aspartame snacks, you can snack without worrying about tooth decay.

dentist
dentist

By the way, there are such sweets and sweeteners!

Lotte xylitol gum

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Support your oral health with foods good for your teeth!

Food for your teeth

Many foods, drinks, and snacks that are good for teeth contain nutrients that strengthen teeth and fiber that helps clean teeth.

If you want to take dental care from the inside of your body as well, based on brushing your teeth on a daily basis, please try to incorporate this into your dental care routine!

365dentist offers dentist-run open chats about good foods for your teeth and other oral concerns, as well as help in choosing a dentist.

If you have any concerns about your mouth, please come visit us!

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After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a dentist and dental writer.

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