We all are aware that a healthy diet contributes to a healthy body. Vitamins and minerals constitute some of the most important ingredients in our food which our body as well as our teeth need. Let us see which vitamins and minerals make our teeth healthy.
Calcium is a mineral which is essential for healthy bones. Our teeth and jaw are bones. This mineral is vital while growing up and also as we age especially women because the body loses its ability to absorb calcium which leads to loss of bone. Calcium can be found in –
- Green Leafy Vegetables
Casein in dairy products is vital for tooth enamel and calcium also prevents gum disease.
Vitamin C helps in healing and fights inflammation of the gums. It helps hold teeth in their place and boosts the immunity. You can eat the following to increase vitamin C in your body
- Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits etc
- Leafy Greens
- Brussels Sprouts
- Berries like strawberries
Phosphorus helps absorb calcium and it helps the body repair cell and tissues. You can increase your intake of phosphorus by eating –
- Whole grains
Vitamin D also helps in calcium absorption. We can get Vitamin D from the sun and also from the following –
- Soy Milk
- Portobello Mushrooms
- Dairy products
Potassium is again a mineral that makes our bones stronger. Potassium along with magnesium helps control the acidity of blood. If blood becomes too acidic it can wear off the calcium from our teeth. Foods that are rich in potassium include –
Vitamin A helps the flow of saliva. Also it helps the buildup of healthy mucous that protects teeth and gums and inner lining of cheeks. You can include the following foods to increase Vitamin A in your diet –
- Sweet potatoes
Last but not the least, in fact one of the most important mineral is fluoride.
Fluoride helps reduce cavities and one of the best sources of fluoride is fluorinated water.
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