Health news
Health news top Health news

   Login  |  Register    
Health News Make AMN Your Home PageDiscussion BoardsAdvanced Search ToolMedical RSS/XML News FeedHealth news
  You are here : Health.am > Health Centers > Children's Health - Dental Health - Dieting -
Eating healthy helps keep teeth healthy Eating healthy helps keep teeth healthy

Eating healthy helps keep teeth healthy

Children's Health • • Dental Health • • DietingMar 03, 2013

Most people don’t know the plaque on teeth contain bacteria that can cause cavities, U.S. dentists say.

The American Dental Association said the bacteria feed on sugar, releasing acid that attacks the teeth, and sugary foods and beverages provide an all-day buffet for these cavity creators.

The ADA said to keep teeth healthy:

-- Train taste buds to enjoy healthy fare such as fruit and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.

-- Don’t sip all day. Even seemingly innocent fruit juice over extended periods creates an environment where the teeth are constantly attacked by acid. Sipping fluoridated water is best for the teeth. If drinking a soda, have it with a meal.

-- Get saliva flowing. Chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth, so if chewing sugarless gum after a meal, the increased salivary flow can help prevent cavities by neutralizing and washing away the acids that are produced when food is broken down by the bacteria in plaque on teeth.

-- Eating calcium-rich foods such as cheese, leafy greens and almonds that are good for the teeth. Protein-rich foods such as meat, eggs and fish are good sources of phosphorus. Both minerals can help rebuild tooth enamel and bone.

###

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI)

Provided by ArmMed Media

Eating healthy helps keep teeth healthy Bookmark this! Eating healthy helps keep teeth healthy

RELATED STORIES:


 Comments [ + Post Your Own

Now you're in the public comment zone. What follows is not Armenian Medical Network's stuff; it comes from other people and we don't vouch for it. A reminder: By using this Web site you agree to accept our Terms of Service. Click here to read the Rules of Engagement.

There are no comments for this entry yet. [ + Comment here + ]




We are pleased to let readers post comments about an article. Please increase the credibility of your post by including your full name and email.

All comments are reviewed by our editors before they are posted on the site. Just keep it clean, kids.

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


   [advanced search]   
What health info have you recently searched for online?
Disease or condition
Exercise or fitness
Diet, nutrition or vitamins
None of the above


Get free support - Headache Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment on HeadacheCare.net


Health Centers







Diabetes

















Health news
  


Health Encyclopedia

Diseases & Conditions

Drugs & Medications

Health Tools

Health Tools



   Health newsletter

  





   Medical Links



   RSS/XML News Feed



   Feedback


Add to Yahoo RSS News Feed



Google Reader




Syndicate


This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
Verify here.




Dementia Symptoms, Types, Stages, Treatment and Prevention