Why Your Smile Loves Washington Seafood

June 9, 2016

The Puget Sound provides a lot of beauty. Gorgeous sunsets, untouched forests and diverse wildlife and, of course, access to some of the freshest fish in the country! With easy access to the fisherman’s daily catch, fish is a staple in the Washington state diet.

We know fresh fish get your tummy swimming, but you may not know about the perks they provide for your pearly whites.

Here are a few reasons your smile loves salmon and your teeth love trout (among other fish!):

1. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is obtained from fatty fish like salmon. And when vitamin D mixes with calcium, it strengthens tooth enamel.

2. Fluoride

Many types of fish contain fluoride, a mineral that aids in good oral health. This miracle mineral reverses early states of tooth decay.

3. Phosphorus

In addition to calcium, children’s teeth need phosphorus to support a hard enamel structure. Our favorite phosphorus-filled fish are salmon and tuna.

Your catches have you covered for many mouth-healthy meals this fishing season. If you’re looking for a recipe to make your fish shine, try this pan-roasted salmon!