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Just like our bodies, says the Ontario Dental Association, teeth and gums need essential minerals and vitamins to stay strong and healthy. What’s most important?

  • Calcium is the main component of teeth and bones. It’s in yogurt, milk and cheese.
  • Phosphorous helps calcium do its job. It’s in eggs, beef, chicken, turkey, halibut and bread.
  • Vitamin A helps in the formation of tooth enamel. Foods rich in vitamin A are liver, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potato, mango, spinach and broccoli.
  • Vitamin C is essential for healthy gums. It’s in citrus fruits, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes and cabbage.
  • Vitamin D also helps calcium do its job. It can be found in trout, mackerel, salmon, tuna, egg yolk and milk.