You might be surprised to learn that tooth enamel (the outer coating on the teeth) is the strongest substance in the body. And yet, acids and bacteria manage to do a fine job of breaking down that enamel, exposing the inner pulp of the teeth and leading to cavities. Good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) help keep your teeth healthy, but it’s not always enough to strengthen the enamel enough to fend off cavities. The good news is, there’s more you can do than just brushing and flossing.
Turns out, the foods you eat can play a significant role in your enamel health. Plus, strengthening tooth enamel through food choices rather than toothpaste and mouthwash means you not only promote the health of your entire mouth but also avoid all of the chemicals and artificial sweeteners in many commercial toothpastes. Try incorporating these five enamel-friendly foods into your diet, and you’re likely to get a gold star on your next trip to the dentist!