Maybe you like yours over easy or fried to perfection, but no matter which style you’re into, eggs are vitamin D-rich and actively help fight tooth decay. “Vitamin D prevents tooth decay because it promotes tooth development and stronger teeth are less susceptible to decay,” explains Dr. Greg Gelfand, DDS. This is great news for breakfast sandwich lovers because eggs are also great for improving your eyesight.
If you’re wondering how to prevent cavities during the holidays when food is loaded with extra sugar, try filling your plate up with vitamin A-packed sweet potatoes. “Vitamin A is vital for salivary function, which buffers the pH of your mouth, helping to prevent tooth decay,” says Dr. Gelfand. Surprisingly, sweet potatoes also have even more potassium than bananas.