3. Oral health superfood: Protein-dense lean meats, poultry and fish
Why: To recover faster from dental surgery.
Amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, help wounds heal faster, says Fyshe. A diet high in protein can help you recover better from wisdom-tooth extraction or a dental implant procedure (or any surgery, for that matter).
Many protein-rich foods are also high in zinc, which helps speed healing as well.
Alternative superfoods: Seeds and nuts, eggs, tofu, legumes