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If there is one part of our body that we all tend to take for granted, it’s our teeth. We get two sets in life, our milk teeth and our adult teeth. Milk teeth develop very early and fall out by the age of around 8 or 9, and our adult set push through behind those. 

There are many ways you can keep your teeth as healthy and white as can be, and that’s all going to start with your diet. Avoiding fillings and dental crowns is important if you want to keep your teeth as long as possible, and that means maximizing your diet for your oral health.

We’ve put together some of the best foods that are great for your teeth, so that you can look after your diet and your gnashers at the same time!

Cheese.

All you cheese lovers out there can celebrate, because cheese has been proven to raise the PH levels in your mouth. The rise of PH levels means a lower risk of tooth decay. Cheese is also loaded with protein and calcium, both of which are necessary to the health of the enamel of your teeth and the strength of them as a whole.

Yogurt.

Many yogurts now benefit from probiotics and healthy bacteria. Like cheese, yoghurt is also full of calcium and protein. The good bacteria can really benefit your gums, and for healthy teeth you need strong, pink and healthy gums to support them.

Apples.

You’ve heard all about how an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it turns out that it can also keep the dentist at bay! Apples are a sweet food, but they are high in fibre and are packed with tons of water. It’s not the same as brushing your teeth, of course, but it can give your teeth a good scrub while you wait for those afternoon cleanings.

Carrots.

Crunchy, full of fibre and can keep your teeth and gums in excellent health, carrots are a winner for those who want to look after their dental hygiene. They’re a brilliant source of vitamins, too, which are necessary for good teeth.

Celery.

Yes, it’s rather bland unless in a huge veggie soup, but celery is packed with antioxidants that your mouth will thank you for, even if your taste buds do not. It scrapes the bacteria from the teeth, making them feel squeaky clean.

Almonds.

An excellent snack full of good fats, almonds are low in sugar while being a good calcium source. Half a cup of these will fill you up and be kind to your teeth at the same time!

Pay attention to your intake of coffee, wine and teeth-staining drinks like soda while you indulge in the healthy food list above. Your teeth will thank you for it when you still have your full set in later life!

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