ORAL & OVERALL HEALTH

By Delta Dental on Monday, March 9, 2020


4 breakfast choices to improve your oral and overall health

Breakfast is not always the easiest meal to fit into a busy schedule. Extra time is rare when it comes to morning routines. Despite the small window of opportunity, breakfast has been proven to be the most important meal of the day.

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According to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are metabolic and oral benefits to a healthy breakfast. In fact, it is within wholesome breakfast foods where micronutrients can be found to aid proper bone and organ growth.

Here are a few simple breakfast food choices to ensure a healthy mouth and body:

Dairy

Can you remember your parents telling you, “Drink your milk to grow big and strong!”? Well, it turns out, they were correct! The abundance of calcium within milk is a key component in building strong, healthy teeth. Popular dairy items for breakfast are low-sugar yogurts, cheeses or simply a glass of milk!

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Fruits and Veggies

Who would have thought to see these items on the list? *wink-wink* Not only do these foods contain natural sugars to help clean your teeth, but they are also great for gum health. Paired with oats, eggs or enjoyed on their own, fruits and vegetables are a healthy alternative to sugary cereals.

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Eggs

The vitamins and minerals in an egg are among the most beneficial for your tooth structure. Eggs are also a great choice because they can be scrambled, fried or even poached – thus, providing a strong variety to keep those taste buds interested!

TRY THIS RECIPE: Kale, egg and feta breakfast burritos 

Water

As crazy as it may sound, incorporating something as simple as water can have a large impact on your oral health! Water contains fluoride that acts as a natural protector against cavities. By incorporating water into your breakfast diet, you will also be washing away any unwanted bacteria that may be lingering around.

A handful of easy breakfast additions can increase both oral and overall health. Still interested in learning more about improving dental wellness? Click here.