Nutrition Guide for Healthy Teeth and GumsDr. Kim | May 22, 2011
As more and more research and knowledge has surfaced in regards to healthy eating = a healthy body, it is now common knowledge in the dental community that a healthy diet = healthy teeth and gums. My Southern California Biological Cosmetic Dental wellness office is focused on this issue. We believe in educating and helping our patients to discover what foods are needed to maintain good oral health. Proper nutrition includes eating lots of organic greens, vegetables, and fruits. We recommend organic due to the various pesticides and fungicides being linked to cancer and other systemic disorders. Below is a list of vitamins and minerals that are important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
A Helps to maintain gum health milk, carrots, dark leafy greens
D Essential for healthy teeth and jaw growth fortified milk and fish
K Essential clotting factor to decrease bleeding dark green leafy vegetables
C Helps heal gum tissue/collegen formation/wound healing potatoes, green vegetables, fresh fruit
Riboflavin Helps to prevent Angular Chelitis (sores on corners of mouth) milk, yogurt, cheese, green vegetables
Folic Acid Body uses this in the development of cells liver, dark green vegetables
Calcium Formation of bones and teeth dairy and seafood
Phosphorus Healthy bone development dairy, meat, eggs, legumes, whole grains
Potassium Muscle/Nerve function milk, cheese, vegetables, whole grains
Iron prevents (red/painful tongue) Glossitis meats, whole grains
**For further information on dental wellness and care please call our Biological Dental Wellness office located in Riverside, California (951)686-3666.
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