Every season brings with it natural foods that are good for your teeth. Each one has its own set of nutrients that benefit you in a number of ways, improving your overall dental health. The weather has finally warmed up and local farmer’s markets are starting to open! Below are some of the best fruits and vegetables you can find to keep your smile bright and healthy this summer.
Greens (Such as Collard Greens, Kale, Spinach and Cabbage)
Green foods are among the best foods for your teeth and overall health. They are simply loaded with minerals and vitamins that benefit your bones and teeth and bones. Phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, beta carotene and vitamin C are among the most important ones. Benefit from planting your leafy greens as early as possible in spring, which is the right time to leverage growth of vegetables.
Carrots and Celery
Carrots are known to scrub bacteria and plaque off your teeth. This is a natural mechanism as you eat. It’s effective to the extent that it can be a substitute to brushing your teeth. Chewing onto celery sticks is almost equally effective. Carrots are, or course, a rich source of beta carotene. This is used for making vitamin A, which is beneficial to your teeth.
Broccoli, Bell Peppers and Strawberries
Broccoli, bell peppers and strawberries all contain a lot of vitamin C, which lowers inflammation. They also carry antioxidants that combat oral bacteria and lower inflammation, just like grapes and other types of berries do.
Regardless of what you consume, you must brush your teeth twice a day. You must also have a dental check up at least twice a year. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a routine dental cleaning, contact Salem Dental Co. by calling us directly or filling out our online form. We look forward to keeping your smile bright this summer!