The Dental Diet: Top Nutrition Tips For a Super Healthy Mouth

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  • array(18) { ["ID"]=> int(3054593) ["id"]=> int(3054593) ["title"]=> string(8) "Go dark." ["filename"]=> string(12) "Dental_2.jpg" ["url"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2.jpg" ["alt"]=> string(18) "dark green veggies" ["author"]=> string(6) "788840" ["description"]=> string(473) "As in dark green leafy vegetables – like kale, spinach, and broccoli. These calcium rich foods help promote strong teeth and bones. Asparagus is also a great option – even though it’s not leafy – since it contains a high amount of folic acid, which may promote a healthy mouth by supporting cell growth and cell repair throughout the body. Eating just one cup of boiled asparagus provides 262 mcg of folic acid, which provides approximately 65% of your daily needs." ["caption"]=> string(0) "" ["name"]=> string(8) "dental_2" ["date"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:35:32" ["modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:38:38" ["mime_type"]=> string(10) "image/jpeg" ["type"]=> string(5) "image" ["icon"]=> string(56) "http://thirdage.com/wp-includes/images/media/default.png" ["width"]=> int(680) ["height"]=> int(360) ["sizes"]=> array(21) { ["thumbnail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2-120x120.jpg" ["thumbnail-width"]=> int(120) ["thumbnail-height"]=> int(120) ["medium"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2-220x116.jpg" ["medium-width"]=> int(220) ["medium-height"]=> int(116) ["medium_large"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2.jpg" ["medium_large-width"]=> int(680) ["medium_large-height"]=> int(360) ["large"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2-500x265.jpg" ["large-width"]=> int(500) ["large-height"]=> int(265) ["sq-thumb"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2-226x226.jpg" ["sq-thumb-width"]=> int(226) ["sq-thumb-height"]=> int(226) ["large-ft"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2.jpg" ["large-ft-width"]=> int(680) ["large-ft-height"]=> int(360) ["detail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_2-150x150.jpg" ["detail-width"]=> int(150) ["detail-height"]=> int(150) } }
  • array(18) { ["ID"]=> int(3054594) ["id"]=> int(3054594) ["title"]=> string(17) "Hit the H2O Hard!" ["filename"]=> string(12) "Dental_3.jpg" ["url"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3.jpg" ["alt"]=> string(28) "filling a glass of water H2O" ["author"]=> string(6) "788840" ["description"]=> string(342) "We’ve all heard the maxim that water is life – and we want to add that water also helps bring a winning smile. Why? Water helps produce saliva, which may very well be your mouth’s best defense against tooth decay. The proteins and minerals in saliva can counteract enamel-eating acids – so make sure to drink at least 8 glasses a day!" ["caption"]=> string(0) "" ["name"]=> string(8) "dental_3" ["date"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:35:33" ["modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:39:15" ["mime_type"]=> string(10) "image/jpeg" ["type"]=> string(5) "image" ["icon"]=> string(56) "http://thirdage.com/wp-includes/images/media/default.png" ["width"]=> int(680) ["height"]=> int(360) ["sizes"]=> array(21) { ["thumbnail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3-120x120.jpg" ["thumbnail-width"]=> int(120) ["thumbnail-height"]=> int(120) ["medium"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3-220x116.jpg" ["medium-width"]=> int(220) ["medium-height"]=> int(116) ["medium_large"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3.jpg" ["medium_large-width"]=> int(680) ["medium_large-height"]=> int(360) ["large"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3-500x265.jpg" ["large-width"]=> int(500) ["large-height"]=> int(265) ["sq-thumb"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3-226x226.jpg" ["sq-thumb-width"]=> int(226) ["sq-thumb-height"]=> int(226) ["large-ft"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3.jpg" ["large-ft-width"]=> int(680) ["large-ft-height"]=> int(360) ["detail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_3-150x150.jpg" ["detail-width"]=> int(150) ["detail-height"]=> int(150) } }
  • array(18) { ["ID"]=> int(3054595) ["id"]=> int(3054595) ["title"]=> string(10) "Get Green." ["filename"]=> string(12) "Dental_4.jpg" ["url"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4.jpg" ["alt"]=> string(17) "Tea that is green" ["author"]=> string(6) "788840" ["description"]=> string(407) "Tea that is! Why? Because green tea contains a compound called polyphenol, which research has shown may slow the growth of bacteria associated with both cavities and gum disease. Drinking green tea also helps decrease inflammation, inhibits the growth of cavity-causing bacteria (thank you polyphenol!) and freshens breath by killing odor-causing bacteria (yes!). Oh – and it can help you lose weight too!" ["caption"]=> string(0) "" ["name"]=> string(8) "dental_4" ["date"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:35:34" ["modified"]=> string(19) "2017-04-06 15:39:39" ["mime_type"]=> string(10) "image/jpeg" ["type"]=> string(5) "image" ["icon"]=> string(56) "http://thirdage.com/wp-includes/images/media/default.png" ["width"]=> int(680) ["height"]=> int(360) ["sizes"]=> array(21) { ["thumbnail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4-120x120.jpg" ["thumbnail-width"]=> int(120) ["thumbnail-height"]=> int(120) ["medium"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4-220x116.jpg" ["medium-width"]=> int(220) ["medium-height"]=> int(116) ["medium_large"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4.jpg" ["medium_large-width"]=> int(680) ["medium_large-height"]=> int(360) ["large"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4-500x265.jpg" ["large-width"]=> int(500) ["large-height"]=> int(265) ["sq-thumb"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4-226x226.jpg" ["sq-thumb-width"]=> int(226) ["sq-thumb-height"]=> int(226) ["large-ft"]=> string(44) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4.jpg" ["large-ft-width"]=> int(680) ["large-ft-height"]=> int(360) ["detail"]=> string(52) "http://thirdage-assets.thirdage.com/field/image/Dental_4-150x150.jpg" ["detail-width"]=> int(150) ["detail-height"]=> int(150) } }
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Go dark.

As in dark green leafy vegetables – like kale, spinach, and broccoli. These calcium rich foods help promote strong teeth and bones. Asparagus is also a great option – even though it’s not leafy – since it contains a high amount of folic acid, which may promote a healthy mouth by supporting cell growth and cell repair throughout the body. Eating just one cup of boiled asparagus provides 262 mcg of folic acid, which provides approximately 65% of your daily needs.