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Check out this great guest post by Katie Hentschel and infographic by McLean DDS discussing foods that have a potential benefit for oral health.

Routine brushing and flossing play a critical role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, but did you know that food can also affect oral health? The foods you eat and avoid can assist in maintaining shinier, healthier, cavity-free pearly whites. The below infographic lists several nutrient-rich foods that encourage healthy teeth and gums.

If you are looking for a simple, nourishing snack, you may want to grab a cheese stick. Calcium and vitamin D are two vital nutrients for supporting tooth health. Almost all dairy products, including cheese, are superb sources of these nutrients. Cheese can also add to the remineralization of tooth structures.

If you are searching for a natural way to whiten your teeth, you may want to reach for strawberries. This fruit is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and malic acid — a natural enamel whitener. The vitamin C in strawberries strengthens blood vessels and reduces inflammation, which helps aid in healthy gums. Vitamin C is also necessary for the construction of collagen, a key protein that helps fight periodontal disease. Without this essential vitamin, your gums can become sensitive and more susceptible to bacteria.

To learn more about which foods are best for oral health, take a look at the below infographic.


This infographic was created by McLean DDS.

I hope you enjoyed this great guest post and infographic and would love to hear your thoughts!

Wishing you a wonderful, smiling day!

Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN

Denver’s Dancing Dietitian

A Taste of Health, LLC

“Improving Quality of life one bite at a time”