4. Oral health superfood: Vitamin C powerhouses like citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, kiwifruit
Why: “Vitamin C contributes to the health of the gum tissue,” says Dr. Swan. Vitamin C also speeds the healing process, says Fyshe, making it a boon after dental surgery—or even everyday scrapes and sores like burns from hot food or beverages, and bitten cheeks or tongues.
Alternative superfoods: Broccoli, red peppers