We all know the basics of good oral care: brush in the morning and evening, floss each day and visit the dentist twice per year. But there are smaller, incremental steps we can take to guarantee good health, including the food we eat each day. Nutrition is important for every cell in our bodies — and that naturally extends to teeth and gums.
Overall, look for items that stimulate saliva production, which has a neutralizing effect on acid. Other acid neutralizers, like those found in dairy can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Seven foods that have been shown to help in the research or clinical practice: