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10 Mouth Healthy Treats

Happy Holidays everyone! Can you believe it's almost the New Year? I can't (lol)...this year flew by! Well, hopefully you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Currently, for me it's finals all next week so please keep me in your well wishes or prayer! Meanwhile, I'd recently come across a cool list via DenPlan that I wish to share with you.  According to their website, these treats maintain healthy teeth and gums:

Water - Essential for transporting calcium and other essential minerals in and out of the cell membranes for optimum dental health.
Cherries, blackcurrants and blueberries - High in bioflavonoids to protect the gums.
Low fat milk and cheese - Calcium-rich for teeth and bones. If you’re lactose-intolerant find alternatives made from ewe, goat or buffalo milk.
Tea - The flavonoids in tea are thought to prevent plaque from sticking to the teeth and protect the gums, while tannins can inhibit bacteria growth.
Apples - High in vitamin C and boron for strong teeth, as well as fiber to help keep teeth and gums clean.
Fish - Healthy, mineral-rich protein for healthy teeth and gums.
Nuts - Especially calcium-rich almonds are high in protein as well as other essential minerals.
Seeds - Pumpkin, sunflower, poppy and sesame seeds are all high in calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. Look out for breads or crackers containing these seeds.
Pulses - Such as chickpeas (the main ingredient of humus) are high in protein and fiber as well as all the minerals essential for healthy teeth, such as zinc, magnesium and calcium.
Sunshine - Your body cannot absorb calcium without Vitamin D and the best source is sunshine. Expose your skin to 15 minutes of daylight a day to strengthen your bones and teeth.

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