Pizza Is Good for Your Teeth? | Manhattan Beach Dentist

Do you like pizza? I know, right? Who doesn’t? We don’t exactly assimilate pizza with health food, but if we squint our eyes and cock our head to the side, pizza could actually be good for our smiles. Don’t believe it? Well, let’s see if we can convince you that indulging in our favorite junk food is actually good for our smile. I mean, beyond making us happy with its deliciousness:

Crust. No, not going to convince you crust is healthy. But one way to fight cavity-causing bacteria is saliva production. Chewing on the crust of the pizza will increase saliva production, giving those bacteria no chance to set up shop in your mouth.

Crust. No, not going to convince you crust is healthy. But one way to fight cavity-causing bacteria is saliva production. Chewing on the crust of the pizza will increase saliva production, giving those bacteria no chance to set up shop in your mouth.

Tomato sauce. Tomatoes are acidic, which isn’t good for our tooth enamel, but it also contains vitamin C, which fights infections, including gum disease, toothaches and other dental issues. Lycopene and calcium can also help prevent oral cancer.

Cheese. We all know calcium is great for strengthening our teeth and cheese is jam-packed with it. And it is one nutrient we cannot produce naturally so don’t be afraid to say, “extra cheese, please!”

Vitamin B. This is a random fun fact but many of pizza’s typical ingredients contain Vitamin B. If you have a Vitamin B deficiency, you may have a burning sensation in your mouth and your tongue may become swollen, making swallowing difficult.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Jim Tehrani, DDS by calling (310)406-0745 or visit www.beachcitiesdentistry.com to find out more information regarding the dental benefits of pizza.

Dr. Tehrani gladly accepts patients from Manhattan Beach and all surrounding areas.