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We’ve been taught to brush twice a day and floss, but eating the right foods also
contributes to clean and shiny teeth and gums. Keep your mouth happy by chomping
on these 10 foods.
Yogurt gives your mouth a triple bang for the buck. Studies have shown that yogurt
reduces hydrogen sulfide, the chemical associated with bad breath. It also helps reduce
plaque and gingivitis.
In the past, sticky foods like raisins were a no-no for healthy teeth. However, recent
research tells us that the antioxidants found in raisins help reduce the growth of a
certain bacteria that may cause inflammation and gum disease.
Crunchy fruit like apples, celery and carrots help increase saliva, which help protect
against cavities by rinsing out the mouth.
#4 Green Tea
Green tea contains antioxidants known as catechins that help lower the risk of the
development of gum disease. A recent Japanese study showed that men who drank
a cup of green tea every day lowered their risk of gum disease — the more tea
the lower the risk.
#5 Whole Grains
A study in the American Journal in Clinical Nutrition found a 23 percent reduction in
periodontal disease (gingivitis) among men who ate at least 4 servings of whole grains
This spice contains a natural plant oil known as cinnamic aldehyde shown to destroy
#7 Sugarless Gum
Chewing on sugar-free gum that contains the sugar alcohol xylitol helps reduce tooth
decay and gum disease. It can also help (temporarily) mask odors of bad breath.
#8 Citrus Fruit
Fruits and veggies high in vitamin C (like berries, melons and peppers) help create
an acidic environment that discourages bacteria growth in your mouth. Vitamin C
also helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease — both responsible for smelly breath.
These tart berries help reduce plaque-promoting bacteria, so they don’t start a party
in your mouth. Cherries have been shown to have the same effect.
We’re talking peppermint -- it helps kill bacteria in the mouth that leads to stinky breath
while giving you that fresh and tingly feeling in your mouth.