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4 Foods to Eat for Healthy Teeth

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It may be easy to guess that hot dogs and other processed foods are not exactly healthy for you or your teeth. So it probably comes as no surprise when we say firm and crisp fruits and vegetables are not just good for your body, but they’re also good for your teeth as they help clean your teeth as you eat. Here are four foods we recommend for healthy teeth.

Apples

Apples are known as nature’s toothbrush. They’re rich in fleshy fiber, and they gently scrub your teeth, gums, and tongue, clearing away harmful bacteria while giving your gums a good, healthy massage (get that blood flowing!). The skin of the apple is very high in fiber, and the nice little scrub from the skin can help fight plaque that causes bad breath and remove some stains from your teeth to reveal dazzling pearly whites.

Raw Carrots

When chewing raw carrots, you’ll increase your saliva which also reduces your risk for cavities. Like apples, carrots are high in fiber, but they’re also high in vitamin A.

Celery

Also like apples, celery gently scrubs your teeth like a natural toothbrush and scrapes away leftover food particles that can harden into plaque and cause cavities and gum inflammation. Celery is also a good source of vitamins A and C, two known antioxidants that will help give you healthy gums.

Almonds

Almonds are an excellent source of calcium and protein. Calcium is important for strong teeth and bones, and it also helps protect your teeth from periodontal disease!

Maintain a healthy diet and eat these tooth-friendly foods to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Don’t forget to also floss and brush twice a day, and schedule a professional teeth cleaning every six months. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, call us at Edgewater Dental Arts to schedule an appointment. You can also book your appointment online!

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John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.