As you age, your gums can become tired and sensitive whether or not you have gum disease. To ease your pain and suffering, as well as to improve the overall health of your gums, it is essential to choose the right foods. Select easy-to-chew foods, as well as those filled with vitamins and nutrients such as collagen, catechins, beta-carotene, omega-3s, and vitamin C. These particular vitamins and nutrients are known to prevent and heal gum issues. Also try to eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates, as these promote bad bacteria and can be painful or cause irritation to the gums as you eat. Fortunately, each food group has some gum-safe foods to keep you satisfied and free of pain, as well as to improve the long-term health of your gums.
Avocados are not only incredibly beautiful, delicious, and easy on your gums. They are also a superfood with a tremendous amount of health benefits. An avocado is dense in nutrients with many vitamins ranging between ten and twenty-six percent of your total daily value including vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. This miracle fruit can be used in dishes such as taco bowls with other gum-friendly foods. You can even add them to smoothies to thicken them, or make dips. Finally, this globally adorned fruit is filled with fiber, heart-healthy components, and antioxidants. Your gums will thank you for eating more on a daily basis.
Keep reading to learn about the next healthy and versatile gum-friendly food on this list.