Your Teeth Would Be Healthier if You Ate Crunchy Vegetables Daily

Posted on 11/20/2018 by Brandon Cooley
Your Teeth Would Be Healthier if You Ate Crunchy Vegetables DailyNot all foods are created equal, and some are better than others when it comes to your oral health. In general, processed foods are bad because they contain sugars that produce acid in the mouth when eating regularly. The best choice always is fresh fruits and vegetables. Especially the crunchy kind.

Your mother probably insisted on serving you a plate of vegetables with your meals, and she was right. Vegetables not only provide excellent nutrition, but they contain vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy body and mouth.

Why is Chewing Vegetables Good for Oral Health?

Biting and chewing encourage oral health. The act of chewing produces saliva that helps to get rid of harmful bacteria that grows when food particles left between your teeth. Some of the best vegetables you can eat to have healthy teeth are:

•  Carrots - they have lots of vitamin A which is good for your eyes and for healthy enamel.
•  Cucumbers - contain antioxidants that can help patients that have gum disease.
•  Garlic - peeling a garlic clove and placing it over an aching tooth can bring you relief until we can see you.
•  Raw onion - some studies found that raw onion has excellent antibacterial properties and is also useful for getting rid of some strains of bacteria that cause plaque.
•  Celery - because it has strings, celery is very good at cleaning teeth naturally, which works well when you don't have access to a toothbrush after a meal.

Another excellent chewy food you can eat for healthy teeth is apples. Because you must do a lot of chewing and biting down when eating an apple, you are stimulating your salivary glands and producing beneficial saliva that will keep your mouth healthy.

Please let us know if you have any questions about how your teeth can be healthier if you eat certain foods.
As a patient, three things stand out to me about Cooley Smiles - the great quality dental work, the cleanliness of the facility and thorough follow up. These are major differentiators that I look for in dental providers and to-date, I've always been satisfied with my experience. Thanks for the great patient care, Cooley Smiles team!

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