Holistic Approach: Diet for Dental Health

A few simple tweaks to your eating and drinking habits can go a long way towards improving the health of your mouth and teeth.

  • Drink lots of water to insure optimal saliva production and keep your teeth and mouth clean.
  • Eat five small portions of crunchy fruits and vegetables every day. These help to clean your teeth as well.
  • Dairy products are rich in tooth-building calcium and they also balance the pH in the mouth. If you are lactose intolerant, you can also eat other calcium-rich foods like fish and leafy green vegetables.
  • Fruits like grapefruit, oranges and lemons are rich in vitamin C and help to strengthen teeth.
  • Avoid food with high sugar content.