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6 Smoothies For A Better Oral Health

Healthy teeth and strong tooth enamel are important to avoid a cavity-free mouth and other oral-related issues.

One way to prevent such problems is to consume the necessary vitamins and nutrients.

These smoothie recipes will ensure your teeth stay strong, nourished, and capable of fighting oral diseases and conditions.

Keep in mind that when it comes to smoothies, opting for fruits (or veggies) and other ingredients with low acidity is important to ensure strong enamel.

Also, opt for sugarless options whether you make your own or purchase an already-made smoothie.

Otherwise, this will counteract the health benefits of the fruit within the smoothie and increase cavity risk.

You may also be wondering:

Why a smoothie?

Why not a juice of all fruits and veggies? The issue with juicing is that juicers simply take the juice out of the ingredients you add, pulling out all skins and core of the fruits and veggies that contain the most vitamins and minerals. That’s not the case with blending ingredients when making a smoothie, though.

In addition to this, juicing leaves mostly the natural sugar content of the fruits and veggies you juice, increasing cavity risk. For this reason, opt for sugarless smoothies (as opposed to juices) with sugarless yogurts and other sugarless ingredients.

Smoothie #1: Great for strengthening and remineralizing the teeth (especially with ghee and cod liver oil) and for fighting oral infections (particularly tea and coconut oil)

  • A half cup of green tea
  • A half cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • One banana
  • One tablespoon of fermented cod liver oil
  • One tablespoon of ghee
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil

Smoothie #2: Great for healthy gums

  • One cup of banana
  • One cup of kiwi
  • One cup of strawberries
  • One half cup of oranges
  • One half cup of frozen berries of your choice
  • Eight ounces of plain Greek yogurt (also helps combat bad breath and makes the teeth stronger)

Smoothie #3: Great for a beautiful, bright smile

  • Three apples (kill bacteria to make your smile whiter and brighter)
  • Two kiwis
  • One avocado (contains calcium for strong teeth)
  • One orange
  • A few mint leaves for extra flavor (and fresh breath!)

Smoothie #4: Great for strong teeth

  • Two kiwis
  • One cup of strawberries
  • One and a half cups of milk (contains calcium to make the teeth and bones strong)
  • Two tablespoons of mint (great for fresh breath!)
  • One cube of crushed ice cubes

Smoothie #5: Great for fighting oral bacteria and strengthening the teeth

  • One cup of plain Greek yogurt (plenty of healthy bacteria known as probiotics to attack bad oral bacteria)
  • One cup of fruit of your choice (Strawberries, bananas, and blueberries are great options)
  • One-fourth cup of milk (calcium for strong teeth)

Smoothie #6: Another recipe for strengthening the teeth

  • A half cup of coconut milk (delicious, hydrating, and strengthening for the teeth)
  • A half cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • One cup of spinach
  • One banana
  • One green apple
  • Shaved, unsweetened coconut as a garnish (optional)

Give your teeth the extra boosts they need with enriching vitamins and minerals capable of providing strengthening and oral bacteria-fighting capabilities.

A smoothie a day keeps the dentist away (as long as you’re still participating in the proper oral health routine in addition)!


Disclaimer: The oral health information published on this web page is solely intended for educational purposes. Hawaii Family Dental strongly recommends to always consult licensed dentists or other qualified health care professionals for any questions concerning your oral health.

References:

  • https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-smoothies
  • https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/138/drinks/smoothies/
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