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When it comes to healthy gums and teeth, routine flossing, brushing and rinsing alone will not keep your mouth, gums and teeth in good health! Even with these weapons to fight bacteria, you will need some reinforcements to assist.


Your oral health will be the first to deteriorate if your diet is not ideal and adequate. Look at the following food list to incorporate into your diet in order to benefit your teeth and gums.


The ginger plant’s roots have always been considered to be a healing herb. They are filled with anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, consumption will promote overall health and healthy gums and teeth.


It might take a while to eat an apple but for your mouth it will be good. The action of munching will cleanse and shake up the plaque that clings to your teeth and gums. Although, they say that you must stay away from sweet things, apples even if they are sweet, are high in water and fiber.

Through the action of eating the apple, you produce saliva in your mouth and it aids to rinse away any food particles and bacteria.

The gums will also be stimulated by the fibrous texture of the apple. This is not the same as when you brush your teeth and you need to always rinse your mouth with mouthwash after you eat an apple. You can also eat an apple after a meal if you don’t have a toothbrush available.

Add milk to your diet

Milk is not just packed with bone-fortifying calcium but it is also rich in protein casein that reduces the acid levels in your mouth. When you drink milk it can neutralize the acids that are produced by plaque bacteria. To have milk with your cereal or dessert will not have the same benefits as when you drink it after your meal.

Cheese in your diet

If you are one of those people that love cheese, here is another reason for you to enjoy this tasty food. It’s been found that by eating cheese, it will raise the pH in your mouth and lower the risk of getting tooth decay. Chewing longer when eating your cheese, will increase the saliva in your mouth. It also contains protein and calcium nutrients that will strengthen your tooth enamel.

Yogurt in your diet

The same as cheese, yogurt is very high in protein and calcium. It will be a good choice for your teeth’s health and strength to include it daily in your diet.

The beneficial bacteria or probiotics that is found in yogurt will benefit the gums. The good bacteria will crowd out the bacteria that normally cause cavities. When adding yogurt to your daily diet make sure to choose the plain variety that doesn’t have any sugar added.

Leafy greens

Leafy greens are full of minerals and vitamins but at the same time low in calories. Therefore, it can usually be found on any list of healthy foods. Your leafy greens like spinach and kale will promote oral health. They are also high in calcium, which you need to build your teeth’s strength and enamel.

Folic acid which is a type of B vitamin has many health benefits. It can also be found in leafy greens and it can possibly assist in treating gum diseases in women that are pregnant. If it is difficult to work it into your diet, try adding baby spinach in your next salad or put kale on your pizza. Additionally, you can try to add some greens into your smoothie.


Raw onions are one of your most potent bacteria-fighting foods. Bad breath might be an issue but that is why mouthwash and sugarless gums were created. It has an antimicrobial ingredient that will kill bacteria. Completely wiping out at least four bacteria strains that can lead to cavities and gum disease. You just sliver them up and add the strips to your salads, your burger and sandwich or even in your stews and soups.


Carrots like apples are very crunchy and it is full of fiber. If you eat some raw carrots after your meal, it will increase saliva in your mouth, which will reduce the risk of cavities. Also, because it is high in fiber, it is an excellent source of vitamin A. You can top your salad up with some slices of raw carrots or just enjoy baby carrots on their own.


Celery got a bad reputation for being watery, bland and full of pesky strings. However, just like apples and carrots it can act like a toothbrush. Eating it will scrape bacteria and food particles away from the teeth. Celery is a source of vitamins A and C, the two antioxidants that will give your gums a healthy boost. To make it tastier you can top it with cream cheese or add to a salad.


Almonds are a very good source of protein and calcium with low sugar content. Consequently, it will be great for your teeth. You can enjoy a quarter cup with your lunch or add some into your salad or stir-fry dinner.

Along with adding all of the above into your diet, you need to pay special attention to what you drink. Water should be your best pick with no sugar or calories, especially when compared to soda or juice. Your diet will make a very big difference to your healthy smile.

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