Steak, Good For Your Teeth?

The American Dental Association endorses steak! Yessssss!

With that great news shared, here is a reason to eat red meat without feeling guilty in the slightest:

Read meat contains phosphorus which helps protect tooth enamel and bone. In addition, eating “challenging foods”, or those that make you chew a lot, helps to strengthen jaw muscles.

In light of the good news, here is a healthy steak recipe that is very popular in Argentina (and in my household).

Rosemary Steak

Steak contains phosphorus, good for teeth


  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 4 New York strip steaks, cut 1-inch thick

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 506 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 1.6 g

  • Cholesterol: 108 mg

  • Fat: 34.9 g

  • Fiber: 0 g

  • Protein: 33.3 g

  • Sodium: 667 mg

Prep time: 3 hours, Cook time: 16 minutes


  1. Combine the red wine, salt and rosemary in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Heat a large griddle or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Place the steaks on the hot pan, and cook for about 8 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (62 degrees C) for medium rare. Pour in the wine mixture, and allow it to boil for a minute. Serve steaks with sauce on a deep platter.

Do you have a delicious, healthy steak recipe you’d like to share? Give our Boise dental office a call, or hop on our social media and let us know! We’re always looking for delicious new recipes to try out.