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The best foods for dental health
Updated: 1/7/2009 4:00:25 PM

The best foods for dental health Just as dental health affects other aspects of a person's overall wellbeing, various choices that individuals make also impact their oral health.

According to the American Dental Hygienists' Association, it is important to make sure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet as part of your regular dental health program.

Some of the best foods for building strong teeth and gums are those that also promote healthy muscles and bones.

For instance, dairy products are full of calcium and may also be fortified with vitamin D, which both work to strengthen teeth, the ADHA explains.

Fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C and other vital nutrients that promote gum health, while wholegrain breads and cereals contribute B vitamins - essential for healthy blood that encourages strong gum tissue.

Protein is also important for dental health. Meat-eaters can look to lean choices such as chicken and fish, while vegetarians may turn to legumes, soy and lentils.

The American Dental Association also advises limiting the number of acidic foods you eat, as these acids may attack teeth for up to 20 minutes after exposure.

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