(HealthDay News) -- For healthier teeth and gums, choose foods and beverages that are friendlier to your mouth.
The Mouthhealthy.org website offers these suggestions:
- Avoid sugary drinks in favor of fluoridated water.
- Choose protein- and calcium-rich dairy foods and drinks.
- Opt for lean proteins such as eggs, fish, poultry and meat. These phosphorous-rich foods help strengthen tooth enamel.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Their high fiber and water content help clean your teeth and promote saliva production.
- Snack on nuts, which help build stronger teeth.