Mum always told us to eat our greens, and really – she was right! Green bits help our bodies in more ways than one, and Holistic Dentist Dr Nader Malik from Happy Teeth has listed the top three greenies for keeping your chompers, well, chomping!
With Celery it comes down to the ‘crunch’ – the extra chewing produces plenty of saliva, which then neutralizes the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities. As well as this, munching on naturally abrasive foods massage your gums and cleans between the teeth, double win!
2. Green Tea
The drink that has cared for our souls for centuries, Green Tea, contains a substance called catechin, which kill bacteria in your mouth that run sugar into plaque and bad breath. Happy
Teeth recommend 2 to 5 cups a day.
3. Kiwi Fruit
For their small size, this fruit is dynamite when it comes to vitamin C. One Kiwi fruit will supply you with more than 100 percent of your recommended daily amount. Lack of vitamin C can result in the collagen network in your gums to break down, resulting in tender gums, more susceptible to the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.