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Good Food For The Tooth's Enamel

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Office
Good Food For The Tooth's EnamelA tooth's enamel is a thin, hard mineral layer covering the teeth and offering protection against decay and daily stress like biting, chewing, crunching, and grinding. The enamel is considered one of the strongest, yet hardest materials within the body. However, it is not indestructible. Tooth's enamel can be weakened, eroded, and destroyed by sugars and acids in foods and drinks we consume. The tricky part is that once the enamel entirely is gone, it does not regenerate. A cavity, for instance, won't repair itself. It is crucial to keep the enamel strong and healthy so that it continues to protect the other parts of the teeth and allows you to chew, bite, crunch, and grind food.

Foods that Strengthen Enamel

You need to consume a variety of minerals and nutrients for your teeth to remain strong. Calcium and vitamins A, C, and D are healthy for the enamel. Protein and phosphorous are also needed to promote the enamel's health. You can get these nutrients from foods such as nuts, lean meat, eggs, green leafy vegetables, and fish. Besides, crunchy foods like carrots and nuts can help strengthen the teeth, however, you should avoid crunching ice since it can break or crack the tooth's enamel, leading to cavities and sensitivity.

Vitamin C and other kinds of antioxidants present in fruits help in neutralizing the bacteria on the surfaces of teeth that linger around waiting to create cavities. Fruits containing higher amounts of these antioxidants such as oranges, grapefruits, kiwis, cranberries, and strawberries help improve oral health.

Fat-free and low-fat dairy products such as cheese and milk promote the health of enamel. Cheese has low sugar but high calcium amount. It also has casein, a protein useful for the fortification of tooth enamel. Calcium in cheese, milk, and yogurt helps maintain bone density.

The enamel is able to repair itself by utilizing the mineral found in the saliva, fluoride in the toothpaste, and other things. Nonetheless, if decay occurs continuously, leading to the loss of more minerals in the enamel, then you may have cavities. And a cavity cannot reverse itself, it has to be repaired with a filling. Talk to us about the health of your enamel. Contact us today.

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