July 6: Focus on Family - Foods That Improve Your Dental Health

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Foods that improve your dental health include:

This fruit holds 100% of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to prevent your gums from breaking down.

Shittake Mushrooms
Mushrooms help inhibit the bacteria from creating plaque on your teeth. Plaque we all know is a major cause of cavities.

Kill bacteria. This is the biggest source of plaque buildup. Eating raw onions are the best way to counteract those pesky teeth killers.

Contain a mild bleaching agent and can remove subtle superficial stains.

Eating celery causes your mouth to increase saliva production. The more saliva you produce, the more bacteria you kill in your mouth. Increased liquid/water in your mouth also acts as a natural mouthwash.

The isothiocyanates (the substance that makes wasabi hot) inhibits the growth of the bacteria that causes cavities.

Sesame Seeds
Are very high in calcium so it's great for keeping your teeth healthy and strong. But sesame seeds also help remove plaque and help build tooth enamel.

Green Tea
It's a great source for natural catechins which help reduce cavity causing oral plaque.

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