Bytes for Breakfast: Oral Hygiene Tips + a Teeth-Friendly Breakfast

If you are not a dentist, you probably don’t obsess over your dental health. You brush your teeth in the morning and the evening. And maybe you are consistent with your bi-annual cleaning appointments. But the rest of the year you likely ignore the 32 nuggets in your mouth that help you talk and chew.

The Doctors team talks with a dentist about which dental conditions can be detrimental to your health so you can act fast when your oral hygiene is faltering. Take a look at the video clip to see what you should be on the mouth hunt for:

The Importance of Oral Hygiene


You don’t have to gnaw on celery every morning as a “detergent” to protect your pearly whites. Just eat more yogurt! Yogurt contains calcium and phosphate that can demineralize your teeth and keep them at their strongest. Try this fruit-bottom yogurt recipe from Simple Bites. Serve your breakfast with a cup of green tea. The antioxidant plant compounds prevent plaque from adhering to your teeth. Plus it can reduce bad breath!

fruit-bottom yogurt recipe

Click on the photo for recipe instructions!

Continue to eat your way to a healthy mouth with this oral health foods.

What is your oral hygiene like? Any teeth friendly breakfast ideas to share?

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  1. I wish I had seen that episode of the Doctors. I cared for a patient one who had a severe case of pericarditis that almost killed him. He had an abcessed tooth that he let go and the infection got into his blood stream and setting around his heart. Not a good scene. He was 34.


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