2013 Trends: Power Foods for a Healthy Smile

Interested in Power Foods for a Healthy Smile?  It is the New Year, and that usually means new goals, often including health goals. Here at TenderCare Dental we care about your health, and hope you are focusing on a healthy new year. The food you eat and the right food is important for a healthy diet. When you eat, what you eat and how you eat is very important for your smile and your overall health. Many of our patients don’t think about the food they eat and it’s affect on their mouth and smile.

Our Dentist in East Portland, compiled a list of his favorite power foods that help improve your teeth.

Chia seeds
Chair seeds are an ancient super food from the Mayans and Aztecs. Many health food stores carry them. Chai seeds are loaded with protein. Chia seeds are very good for your health because they are a complete source of protein, which means that they have more than twice the amount of any other seed. Chia seeds also have a lot of calcium, which can help improve your bone structure and tooth density. We recommend them because they help you stay strong. They are super high in omega-3 and omega 6, and they are powerful antioxidants.

Since your body is made of 75% water, it is important to drink as much water as possible. This will help alleviate any body aches and pains. Water will keep you hydrated and improve your oral health.

Water acts as a natural mouthwash, which can help you remove food particles and bacteria build up in your mouth this eventually can lead to less cavities and tooth decay.

This little green food is a great source of potassium, and vitamin C. Avocados are a great recipe addition to any dish. they pair well with any meal. Avocados have monosaturated fat, which is the type of fat that is considered good for you, it can help lower bad cholesterol.

There are many types of foods that you can add into your diet to improve your oral health. The more healthy habits you practice the more healthier you will be. Your health matters and the steps you take each day, will make a difference for you overall health. Visit us for more health tips for a healthy happy new smile.