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Healthy Eating: 5 Foods, Great for Dental Health!

Posted on September 27th, 2014

5 Foods, Dental HealthKeeping your teeth and gums healthy can be tricky, and Dr. Meghna Dassani wants to help Houston residents get their mouths in tip-top shape. Here are five foods you can add to your healthy eating diet that can improve your dental health and may even help you avoid costly procedures such as implants, fillings, and more.

1) Celery

The evil villain in many dental scenarios is plaque. And foods cause plaque, right? But did you know that some foods can actually help remove plaque from your teeth? Celery, along with carrots, apples, and some other healthy foods, have the ability to get some stains and plaque off of your teeth before they cause problems for your oral health.

2) Yogurt

There has been a lot of publicity lately about yogurt’s ability to improve digestion, but those same bacteria are now believed to keep you from having bad breath. Research has also shown that yogurt eaters are less likely to suffer from both tooth loss and periodontal or gum disease. Now that’s something anyone in Houston can get excited about!

3) Pomegranate

Preliminary studies show that this fruit may increase antioxidant activity in the mouth, as well as possibly decreasing the amount of cavity-forming bacteria. Although testing is still in the early stages, Dr. Meghna Dassani suggests adding some fresh pomegranate to your diet every once in a while. However, try to avoid the juice which may not be as beneficial because of its sugar content.

4) Cheese

Studies show that cheese can help keep your teeth healthy in a number of ways. Its texture increases the amount of saliva in your mouth, which is one of the main factors in fighting cavities. Additionally, its mineral contents and nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous and protein can help neutralize the negative effects of plaque. Plus, it’s a yummy addition to any healthy recipe!

5) Spinach

This and other greens may create a barrier for stains by leaving an invisible film over your teeth. A good idea could be to eat a salad with some of these leafy veggies before indulging in tooth-staining beverages such as wine or cranberry juice.

If you have questions about any of these foods, or anything else concerning your mouth, please contact Dr. Meghna Dassani in Houston and schedule an appointment with Dassani Dentistry today!

Sources

http://www.allure.com/magazine/2009/07/pomegranate_benefit

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2010/01/get-gorgeous-teeth-the-natural.html#ixzz1CpvJZKru

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2008/10/your-pearly-whites-why-cheese.html#ixzz1CpzWizqf

http://www.allure.com/magazine/2007/08/A_New_Cavity_Fighter

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About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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