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Why Are Apples Good for Your Teeth?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Dr. VanBrunt
Why Are Apples Good for Your Teeth?There is a saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. In reality, it is true, especially for dentists. Dentists advise their patients to consume fruits and vegetables in place of sugary foods. This is due to the fact that sugary foods: including soft drinks, tobacco, and alcohol can cause plaque to develop in our mouths. However, fruits and vegetables contain huge amounts of fiber that strengthen our gums and teeth.

Benefits of Apples to My Teeth and Gums

Usually, we find people with healthy and strong gums and teeth taking an apple, or a piece during their lunch breaks. Most of these people understand the benefits that come along with eating an apple. When a person eats an apple, pressure is exerted on the gums, during chewing, as the apple is broken down into pieces. This process enhances the gums while also releasing saliva that flows through the mouth cleaning it. Furthermore, an apple contains fluids that also aid in cleaning the mouth. Another benefit of eating an apple is that it contains organic sweet sugars which can cause the mouth to release a larger amount of saliva. The saliva is used to clean off any food particles in our mouths while also reducing the plaque in the mouth. Saliva also helps to limit the level of acidity in the mouth.

Ways to Maintain Healthy Teeth?

Dentists recommend eating fruits, especially apples instead of sugary foods. They also recommend eating vegetables and fruits rich in fiber to help strengthen our teeth and gums. However, people are advised to regularly brush and floss their teeth. People are advised to call the office to talk to a health practitioner about what foods to include in their diets. It is important to note that maintaining oral health requires eating the right diet.

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