Apples vs. Toothbrush?

Spring has arrived at Wall Street Dental Spa and that means we'd like to share our breakfast traditions with you. We love to start our day with fresh fruit platters prepared by our team members.  The beautiful, enticing colors of fresh fruit gets our day started with a kick!  We have all heard about the health benefits of Vitamin C,  which is present in all those citrus fruits we love to enjoy, but did you know that eating fruit is actually good for your teeth?   The American Dental Association encourages a diet which incorporates fiber-rich fruits and veggies, such as apples, berries and cruciferous vegetables.  Have you ever thought of fruit as nature's "tooth scrubbers?" The chewing action of eating a crisp apple helps reduce cavity causing bacteria while increasing the flow of saliva.  The production of saliva is important in washing away left over food particles in the mouth that can cause decay.  Much like drinking water, saliva helps wash away the sugars and acids present on the teeth.  While we do not recommend throwing away your toothbrush, consider getting additional help keeping those teeth pearly white by maintaining a healthy diet which includes crunchy foods to disrupt dental plaque formation.  

Remember some quick important tips to maintain oral health. 

  1. Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  2. East crisp and firm fruits and vegetables
  3. Choose fiber-rich foods to help clean your teeth
  4. Brush and floss your teeth after every snack and meal
  5. See your Dentist for check-ups and evaluations 

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