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Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

While some foods invite tooth decay, others can help to fight plaque buildup. Our orthodontists at Village Orthodontics provide you with a list of tooth-healthy foods.

Which food is good for teeth?

Below is a list of foods that are good for your teeth. Remember, maintaining a healthy diet with healthy food can help prevent complications with oral health, such as tooth decay or gum disease, ensuring optimal results from orthodontic treatment.


Cheese is good for dental health because it contains high levels of calcium and phosphorus. These are essential minerals for maintaining strong and healthy teeth. Additionally, cheese stimulates saliva production, which helps neutralize acids in the mouth and reduces the risk of tooth decay.


Yogurt, much like cheese, is good for teeth because it is a rich source of calcium and protein. These nutrients help strengthen tooth enamel and promote healthy gums. Additionally, yogurt contains probiotics, which can help balance the oral microbiome and prevent harmful bacteria from causing dental issues. 

However, if you do decide to add more yogurt to your diet, be sure to choose a plain yogurt with no added sugar.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are good for healthier teeth because they are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium and vitamin C. These nutrients help strengthen tooth enamel and promote gum health, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. 

Additionally, leafy greens, such as kale, broccoli and spinach, have a high water content, which helps stimulate saliva production, aiding in the natural cleansing process.

Green & Black Teas

We admit this one may come as a bit of a shock. But green and black teas contain natural compounds called polyphenols, which have been found to have antibacterial properties. These polyphenols can help inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. 

Additionally, both teas contain fluoride, a mineral that is known to strengthen tooth enamel, protect against cavities, avoid bad breath, and keep fresh breath. 

Are you concerned with the health of your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment? Has your dentist recommended you visit an orthodontist? Schedule an appointment in one of Village Orthodontics's many locations to discuss your concerns with one of our orthodontists.

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