When I was a kid I always thought that when we hit the year 2000, things would start looking like ‘The Jetsons’ around me. You know, flying cars, automatic everything and the like. Well, it’s 2015 and I’m still waiting on flying cars! We’re definitely in a digital age though, however; technology has improved by leaps and bounds in ways that make our lives easier. Things are so much better in this era, they’ve actually made hybrid fruits and vegetables (ever try a Grapple? A grape flavoured apple…they’re real and quite delicious).
Food has and will continue to be a very important part of our lives. Its evolution has provided many new recipes and experiences for our taste buds. Certain foods are even able to make our teeth cleaner. Here are a few foods that promote good dental health:
Recent studies have shown that cheddar cheese has the ability to reduce plaque acid in the mouth, which helps lower pH levels in the mouth.
They contain something called polyphenols which actually help prevent plaque from sticking to your teeth. You know what that means? Take another spoonful of that homemade cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving…you know, for the sake of your teeth!
The chewing action helps create saliva in the mouth which rinses away plaque causing bacteria.
Eating these foods doesn’t mean that you can neglect your teeth; they aren’t substitutes for brushing, flossing and regular visits to your Ottawa dental professional. Adding more of these items to your diet may be something you want to consider to help promote stronger and healthier teeth.