Chew on this
Boost your good bacteria with these diet heroes
“Good types of bugs love a mix of veg and fibre,” says Lin. “Root vegies (such as carrots), leaf veg (such as spinach) and stem veg (such as celery) have different types of fibre, so base your meals around vegetables to get that diversity.”
Guess what? They don’t just add texture to your favourite meal. “These are important for promoting saliva, which helps reduce the risk of decay through neutralising acids,” explains Ehrlich. Think: carrots, celery sticks and nuts. So eat up.
“Foods that are high in vitamins
A, D, E and K allow for the uptake of important minerals that strengthen your teeth, like calcium and also phosphorus,” says Ehrlich. Try pate for vitamin A, oily fish for D, avocado for E and green leafy veg for K. Yum!