While maintaining excellent oral hygiene with good #brushing and #flossing habits are essential to keep your gums #healthy and bacteria-free, lifestyle and dietary choices also play an important role in your overall #oral health.
Here are 4 powerful foods we recommend to include in your #diet to help your #gums stay healthy:
1- Apples: Munching and chewing action while eating an apple causes a cleansing effect that shakes up the #plaque and #bacteria that clings to your gums and teeth.
Our tip: Take your time to eat it and then brush your teeth, floss, and rinse afterward! Even foods like apples can expose your mouth to acids and sugar, which can cause problems for your teeth and gums.
2-Onions: Raw onion is an extremely powerful bacteria-fighting food. Onions actually have antimicrobial agents that kill bacteria and, according to studies, completely wipe out up to 4 bacteria strains that lead to gum disease, including Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella Intermedia.
3-Leafy greens: Leafy vegetables and greens such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, cabbage, spinach and turnip greens are also very helpful when it comes to developing a well-balanced diet that also combats gum #disease. They provide valuable #antioxidants and #vitamins for your body, including Vitamin E and Folic acid. Vitamin E, like Vitamin C, helps protect your cells from damage, including your gums’ cells. Those who present with Folic acid deficiency are more at risk of developing gum disease.
4-Ginger root: A powerful food used for centuries with its many health benefits, ginger root is also a powerful combatant of gum disease. Ginger root helps fight gum disease by neutralizing acids formed by bacteria. As a powerful anti-inflammatory, ginger can also help protect against periodontal diseases that cause the loss of supportive connective tissue and bone in the mouth.
If your gums are red, bleeding, or sore, and just getting any better, let us know. We would be happy to see you and guide you on your gum disease treatment options.