vegetables for oral health

Must-Have Nutrients for Your Oral Health

Healthy teeth and gums require much more than brushing and flossing alone. Consuming the appropriate vitamins and minerals is just as crucial if you hope to stave off a trip to the dentist. 

What are some vital substances and what purposes do they serve?

  • Calcium helps to slow the rate of bone loss as we begin to age. Sources: milk, tofu and dark leafy green vegetables.
  • Vitamin D will help to prevent inflammatory conditions such as gum disease. Sources: milk, eggs fish, and mushrooms
  • Vitamin K aids in the production of saliva; protecting our teeth and gums from harmful acids and bacteria. Sources: kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.

“Ask your dentist what other healthy practices you can adopt to help your smile stay healthy and strong for life!”

Check out additional information here:
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.