1. Oral health superfood: Dairy foods like milk, cheese, yogurt
Why: “Calcium and vitamin D are important for healthy teeth and bones,” says Dr. Swan. (But you knew that already, right?) Dairy packs the most wallop when it comes to calcium- and vitamin-D loading.
Studies have shown that calcium from food sources is preferable to that from supplements, and that between our northern climate and use of sunscreen, it’s difficult for our skin to produce sufficient D from sunlight.
Upshot: Get your daily dose of calcium and D from wholesome food sources.
Alternative superfoods: Tofu, almonds, canned salmon, beans, broccoli and other dark leafy greens, fortified OJ, soy or rice beverage