There is something to be said about finding the perfect snack that allows you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Produce is that snack. They give you nutrients, plus they help to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
You get nutrition out of each bite, plus you get a healthier mouth for having consumed it. What downside is there? Here are some of the best produce items to eat when you want a totally healthy mouth.
Which Produce Helps Keep Up with Your Oral Health?When you are in the mood for something sweet, consider the benefits of eating a piece of fruit. Ideally, you want to consume most fruits raw and eat the skin, as that fiber is great for you. Eating berries helps to clean your teeth when you chew them up.
Things like pears and apples clean off your teeth, and push your gums around a bit. This stimulates them to hold on tighter to your teeth, helping reduce the chances of developing gum disease.
For vegetables, they are nearly all great for you to eat. Again, when you can, eat them raw without taking off the skins. Snack on carrots and celery when you are on the go.
Chew up a healthy salad at lunch, and add some fresh greens into dinner whenever possible. They provide nutrition, fiber, and also help keep your gums healthy like fruit.
When you want to snack, turn to produce. It is all good for you, and when you eat a wide variety of produce, you get a wide variety of nutrients, too.
Come in and get an exam, and we will be able to tell you which parts of your mouth are responding best to your new snacking choices.
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