Do you know why our ancestors had such impeccable oral health? It’s because they ate a completely raw, unrefined, highly nutritious, and sugar-free diet.
Dental health professional, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha, says that healthy eating not only boosts our immune system but also nourishes our soft oral tissues, which are the most vulnerable in the body.
“A diet with at least six to eight fist-sized servings of fruits and vegetables, along with nutritional supplements of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium, and anti-inflammatories such as fish oil, are all critical building blocks of oral health,” says Dr. Samaha.
While there are many foods out there that do wonders for your teeth and gums, these are a few of our faves:
Yep, this trendy superfood is absolutely jam-packed full of important vitamins and minerals that support and strengthen your teeth and gums. Avocados contain phytonutrients that protect your gums from infection and disease. Phytonutrients are not only oozing with antioxidants but have amazing anti-inflammatory properties.
Avocado flesh is full of prebiotic fiber that promotes healthy digestion. The types of prebiotic fibers in avocados feed probiotic bacteria in your gut microbiome, keeping your gut healthy.
Another tooth and gum-boosting benefit to this delicious fruit is its abundance of fat-soluble vitamins: vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are absolutely essential for maintaining good oral health.
To read more about how avocados benefit your teeth and gums, feel free to check out our article: “Avocado: Your Teeth & Gums Favorite Fruit”.
Sauerkraut is a popular dish made of finely shredded fermented cabbage and is full of live probiotic cultures for healthy digestion. These microbiota include healthy bacteria, which are not only essential for the maintenance of a healthy gut but are also very good for your teeth and gums.
Studies have shown that the lactic acid releasing bacteria contained in fermented sauerkraut inhibits disease-causing bugs. This not only prevents tooth decay and gum disease but also balances out your oral microbiome.
Sauerkraut is also an excellent source of vitamin K2, which is such an essential vitamin for your teeth and gums, and we’ve written a whole blog about it. Vitamin K2 is one of the most ignored nutrients in the Western diet, which is surprising seeing as your body needs it to prevent caries and decay.
For more information on the benefits of fermented foods for oral health, check out our blog: “3 Reasons To Eat Fermented Foods”.
Garlic has been used to relieve toothaches for thousands of years! While it’s a tasty addition to all your favorite dishes, it’s also very good for your oral health. Thanks to a compound called allicin, the chemical that gives you the dreaded “garlic breath”, this pungent plant is renowned for its powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Not only can garlic kill the harmful bacteria that cause dental plaque, but being a natural anesthetic, it is also a great pain reliever.
Garlic is also great for strengthening teeth because it contains prebiotic fiber, which is essential for a healthy gut. Remember folks, as we tell you time and time again – a healthy gut leads to healthy teeth and gums!
For more information on the relationship between your mouth and gut, check out our blog: “How Your Gut Health And Oral Health Are Related.”
Popeye wasn’t wrong when he said spinach makes you strong! This nutritious green veggie is brimming with vitamins and minerals that support your oral health. Spinach is high in calcium and beta-carotene, which both play important roles in building strong tooth enamel.
This leafy green is also rich in folic acid, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in the gums and make the gums more resilient to dental plaque and anaerobic bacteria,
One of the most powerful vitamins for your teeth and gums is vitamin C. And spinach has it in spades! Vitamin C is so important for cell growth and repair of gum tissue, not only have we written many articles explaining its incredible benefits, but we’ve also included it as an essential ingredient in our all-natural tooth and gum powder.
While you may not think of butter as healthy, it really is one of the best foods for healthy teeth and gums. We know people tend to steer clear of butter due to weight gain, but we want to tell you – Don’t fear butter! The saturated fat in butter will not make you put on weight and, in fact, helps keep you feeling fuller longer. Plus, it won’t spike your blood sugar, making you crave sweet foods. Saying that, due to the high-fat content, it’s important to consume in moderation.
Butter is a fantastic source of fat-soluble vitamins A, vitamin D, and vitamin K2, providing the butter is from a grass-fed cow. You can read all about these fat-soluble vitamins in our blog, “The Fantastic Four and Where To Find Them”.
Butter is also rich in tooth-strengthening calcium as well as conjugated linoleic acid, which is the most common omega-6 fatty acid and helps modulate immune function.
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals so your gums and teeth can continue to regenerate and remineralize throughout your life.
Add Good-Gums to your oral health diet
Our all-natural tooth and gum formula is made with myrrh, peppermint, cranberry, cinnamon, baking soda, French grey sea salt, vitamin C & bioflavonoids, and nothing else!
And did you know that every time you brush your teeth with Good-Gums tooth & gum powder you are getting a huge hit of vitamin C, more than would if you ate a whole orange!? And the Good-Gums formula buffers vitamin C’s acidity to protect your enamel. Yep! Good-Gums is literally oozing with nutritional goodness!
Our gums are some of the most absorptive tissues in the body, so it is essential that we feed them with all-natural, nutrient-rich vitamins, herbs and minerals that not only aid gum health, but also benefit the health of our entire body.
Every time you use our all-natural tooth and gum formula, you and your gums are receiving immune-boosting, cell repairing, gum regenerating benefits – and continue to work all day long!
Our gum cells are regenerating at a rapid rate every day, so by choosing to use a product jam-packed full of ingredients that help our cells repair and regenerate, we allow our body’s natural ability to heal itself and quite literally let nature do the work.
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