vegetables prevent tooth decay

Here’s How Vegetables Prevent Tooth Decay

When it comes to our oral health, we are what we eat. Sugary foods are major contributors to tooth decay while vegetables are known to improve our oral health. 

So which vegetables should you add to your diet? 

Dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale) contain minerals and vitamins which protect your teeth from decay-causing bacteria.

Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D which strengthens the tooth enamel.

Squash seeds such as pumpkin are high in phosphorus which helps prevent tooth decay.

Remember to visit your dentist regularly for a good oral check-up.


Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.