We are all well aware of the fact that there are certain foods that can harm your teeth by increasing bacteria and eating away at the enamel of your teeth. But did you know that there are foods you can eat that actually aide in the cleaning of your teeth?
Perhaps you don't have time to brush after lunch or you're traveling and want an afternoon snack that's filling and good for your teeth. It's possible to have both! Of course, the best way to clean your teeth after you've eaten is to brush them, but we realize that this is not always possible. Here are a few foods that clean your teeth as you eat them.
A Carrot A Day
Carrots are full of fiber and help keep teeth clean by scrubbing the plaque off as you eat. Due to the fact that they're not a juicy vegetable, they stimulate saliva production. This naturally cleans your teeth by rinsing your mouth as you eat. Additionally, carrots are full of B vitamins, which are essential in fighting gingivitis.
Eat Your Greens
Leafy greens are high in fiber and low in calories, so not only are they good for your body, they're great for your teeth. Kale and spinach contain calcium, which helps strengthen your teeth and B vitamins, which like we mentioned with carrots, help fight gingivitis! The fiber in both kale and spinach help scrub away plaque and food debris as you eat them.
The Apple of My Eye
You've heard the old saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away', well it also keeps the plaque at bay! Not only does the fiber in an apple help clean your teeth, they also fight bad breath. They scrub away plaque and debris and the acidity of an apple helps kill the bad bacteria that encourages bad breath.
Come See Us!
Keep choosing healthy snacks and you'll keep the plaque away, making your overall oral health even better. Give our office a call today to schedule your next exam, we look forward to hearing from you soon!
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