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HOW TO KEEP YOUR GUMS HEALTHY

Aug 3 • 1 minute read

  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR GUMS HEALTHY


    *Brush and floss regularly

    *Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings


    FOODS FOR HEALTHY GUMS

    *Foods rich in calcium

    -dairy products(milk, cheese, yogurt etc.

     *Phosphorous

    -pumpkin seeds, fish, Brazil nuts, red meat, eggs, tofu, broth

    *Foods with Vitamin D 

    -fish, egg yolks, cod liver oil

    *Foods rich in Vitamin  C

    -bell peppers, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli, kale

    *Foods rich in Vitamin E

    -mango, cod, salmon, kiwi fruit

    -brazil nuts. almonds. 

    *Antioxidants 

    -apples, berries, grapes, raisins, nuts, beans

    Antioxidants fight the bacteria that cause inflammation and periodontal disease. They help protect gums and other tissues from cell damage and bacterial infection.

    *Leafy greens

    -spinach, broccoli, kale

    *Fish 

    -Fatty fishes, wild salmon, tuna

    *Meat

    -Red meat and even organ meats are especially beneficial

    *Water

    -Water helps wash away food particles and keeps saliva production high. Saliva is actually your mouth's best defence against tooth decay because naturally fights plaque and keeps your body hydrated.


    Remember, a healthy mouth begins with healthy gums!

     

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