Fight oral bacteria by eating these 3 things

Posted Aug 14th, 2017

Fight oral bacteria by eating these 3 things


Oral bacteria can cause gum disease and other oral health problems. But not all bacteria is bad. Some bacteria when combined together, can aid adults in properly digesting their food. 

In order to prevent harmful bacteria from manifesting and creating oral health problems, it is imperative to practice proper dental hygiene every day. In addition to this, incorporating regular visits to the dentist can greatly contribute to ensuring that you reach optimal dental health.

What's more, what you consume is equally important in managing the level of harmful bacteria that is in your mouth. Get started today in combating harmful bacteria by consuming these three things: 

Raisins

Dental care professionals sometimes caution their patients about eating dried fruits as they could stick to teeth, causing growth of unwanted oral bacteria; however, dried grapes have been clinically proven to contain elements that help reduce cavity-causing bacteria inside the mouth. Raisins are rich in phytochemicals which fight a number of diseases and medical emergencies such as stroke and cancer. Raisins contain a healthy mixture of nutrients that are not only good for your health but also actively fight harmful bacteria.


Wine

Many people drink red wine for its antioxidant properties. Red wine is produced from pressing grapes, thus the skin of the grapes that contain polyphenols help fight streptococcus bacteria that can cause dangerous mouth problems. 


Licorice Root

Licorice root has many medicinal benefits. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis, mouth ulcers, and much more. Recent studies show that this plant also helps combat bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Licorisoflavan A is an element found in licorice root that is composed of antibacterial properties.

While these foods may contribute to reducing the harmful effects of bad bacteria, alongside proper oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist are important in maintaining optimal oral health. Get in touch with your dentist today to see how you can get started to a healthier smile! 

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