Eating a balanced diet plays an important role in dental health. A balanced diet would include all the main food groups—fruits and vegetables, milk products, meat, fish, etc…

Foods that cause tooth decay
  • Foods with high concentration of sugar—cakes, ice cream, honey, etc
  • Acidic drinks with a low pH value can damage the tooth enamel.
  • Sticky foods—these do not get washed away from the tooth surface easily by the saliva, increasing the exposure of teeth to sugar and acids.
Foods that are good for oral health
  • Foods high in fibre, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Rich foods without sugar—milk, yogurt, rice, meat, fish, etc..
  • Fruits and vegetables that contain a high volume of water—pears, melons, celery and cucumbers.
Good eating habits
  • Consume sweets only at the main meals and not between meals—as saliva production is increased neutralizing most of the acids during mealtime lessening the hazard
  • Avoid sugary or acidic drinks between meals and drink milk or water instead
  • Finish your meal with yellow cheese—helps neutralize the acids in the mouth, especially after the consumption of sweet foods.

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