25 Feb Following a Vegan Diet? Here are the Foods You Need for Good Dental Health
If you are vegan or thinking of going vegan, there are few things you need to know regarding this type of diet and your oral health. First, vegans are more likely to suffer from poor dental health including conditions such as tooth decay, higher acidic salivary pH levels, and lower stimulated saliva flow.
The good news is, if you maintain a diet packed with the right nutrients your dental health doesn’t have to suffer at all. For instance, arginine is an amino acid that aids in reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease and can be found in foods like bean sprouts.
Check out this list of necessary nutrients your mouth needs to stay healthy and the foods you can eat to ensure you get them.
- Calcium-fortified soy or nut milk
- Fortified Soy milk or Almond milk
- Plant-based supplements
- Curly kale
- Bean sprouts
- Black beans
Apples, strawberries, nuts, sesame seeds, and celery are all specifically recommended along with other fibrous foods like carrots that help keep the teeth clean in between brushings and flossings. To learn how to use these foods for specific meals, stay tuned for our blog on mouth healthy vegan recipes.