Some foods are bad for the teeth, and some are good. And then there are some that help clean the teeth. Dental professionals recommend you brush daily twice a day, so of us do not think about brushing our teeth after lunch. At times it so happens that after a meal at a restaurant, we are not prepared with a toothpaste and toothbrush. In times like these, what is one supposed to do? Here is a list of foods that are good to eat when you can’t brush.
Apples make an excellent and delicious snack, and you don’t have to worry about brushing your teeth. Apples not only help to cleanse and clean the teeth, they also fight against bad breath. The acidity helps stop the bad bacteria that brings about bad breath. Make sure to eat the apple with its skin since it keeps the gums and teeth nice and clean. The fibrous content acts just like a toothbrush and scrubs away the plaque from the teeth, at the same time, removes other stubborn food debris.
Just like apples, carrots act as a cleaning and scrubbing agent for your teeth. Full of fiber, carrots stimulate the production of saliva, which helps to naturally clean your teeth. Apart from teeth cleaning, carrots also help fight gingivitis as it contains multiple B vitamins.
3. Dairy Products
Plain yogurt, cheese, milk, all these dairy products are the types of food you should eat when you can’t brush afterwards. Cheese happens to be a great saliva maker. The phosphates and calcium in dairy products helps to restore the minerals your teeth may have lost. Dairy products also help in rebuilding tooth enamel.
4. Black and Green Teas
Both teas contain polyphenols that hold back or kill the bacteria from making acid that wreaks the teeth. After you have something to munch on, a cup of tea can help to keep the bacteria away from the teeth.
5. Sugarless chewing gum
Sugarless chewing gum acts as a saliva maker and helps to remove the stubborn food particles right from your mouth. If you are the sort of person who likes to chew gum after a meal or on the go, then this gum is just what you need. Just make sure it’s sugarless otherwise you may start to develop cavities.