Vegetables Are the Answer
First of all, not all fruits are bad for your teeth. Fruits that are high in water content like apples and pears are excellent for your teeth. They are crunchy and scrape food particles from your teeth. They also help promote the flow of saliva, which your teeth need to wash them in between brushings.
As for vegetables, the same rule applies. Vegetables that are crunchy and high in water do the same thing for your teeth that crunchy and high-water content fruits do for your teeth. Two wonderful vegetables that fit the bill are carrots and celery. An additional benefit to celery is the little strands that run through the celery act as a natural dental floss for your teeth.
Green leafy vegetables contain folic acid. Folic acid is a B vitamin that promotes cell growth and a healthy mouth. Radishes are another vegetable that is good for your teeth. It is a fibrous vegetable like carrots and have the same benefits.
Kale has a variety of minerals and vitamins that promote healthy teeth and gums. If you don’t want to bring fresh kale to the office, try making kale chips. They are easy to make and are a great snack. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (315) 800-5020.