Healthy teeth and gums is not only built on good oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits. It’s also all about eating the right kind of foods. After all, you are what you eat! Here at our Philadelphia dental practice, we advise our clients to choose and eat what is most beneficial for their teeth and gums. We introduce to you the following nutritional duo!

Calcium

Calcium is popularly known for helping build bones and teeth. Apart from this known fact, calcium also supports functions of body tissues, nerve cells, blood, hormones, and muscles.

Apart from dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and milk, there are also lots of non-dairy sources of calcium out there! Have your pen and paper handy as we list them down for you below.

  • Fish such as canned salmon, sardines

  • White beans, black eyed peas, almonds, sesame seeds

  • Seaweed, bok choy, kale

  • Oranges, dried figs

Vitamin D

Calcium alone isn’t enough to help you build stronger teeth. This is where Vitamin D comes into the picture. Although sun exposure for 10 to 15 minutes a day will help boost your Vitamin D levels, most of us don’t get the aforementioned exposure due to busy schedules and geographical location. So how does one deal with this? Get Vitamin D through food! Excellent food sources of Vitamin D include cod liver oil, canned tuna, salmon, mackerel, and egg yolks.

Visit our clinics at the Holy Redeemer Hospital and Heritage Gateway Building now for more information on how to eat for healthy gums and teeth! Call us at 215.938.7860 or 267.247.5489 for an initial consultation. You can also opt to fill out this appointment request form. We look forward to your visit!