4 Fruits That Are Great For Your Dental Health
Fruits are a nutritional treasure for human beings and every one of us should eat as much fruit as possible. Fruits will provide you with necessary minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that will also protect your gums and teeth. Studies have shown that increased fruit intake has been associated with lower levels of tooth decay. The high level of water in fruits also helps your saliva flow and helps your teeth and gums resist the damaging effects of accumulation of plaque, bacteria and harmful acids.
Here are 4 fruits that are great for your oral health:
Strawberries contain ingredients like malic acid and vitamin C, both of which help keep your teeth white. The former acts like an astringent which eliminates the stains from teeth while the latter aids in the removal of plaque from teeth. You can also make a strawberry and baking soda paste and use it as a teeth whitening toothpaste.
Malic acid – which is a necessary ingredient of teeth whiteners – is also present in apples. Eating an apple can increase the saliva flow, which helps clean the mouth and reduce the chances of developing cavities. Apples are also helpful in reducing yellow spots on your teeth because of high amount of fiber in them.
Bananas are full of minerals and vitamins that strengthen your teeth and body. They are one of the most affordable fruits and are an amazing source of energy. The inside of a banana peel can be used to whiten your teeth as it is full of minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese. Just take a banana peel and rub the inside of it on your teeth for a couple of minutes. Your teeth will absorb the minerals which will help whiten teeth.
Your teeth need calcium to stay healthy and oranges are an abundant source of calcium. Oranges also contain vitamin C which helps keep gums strong. Oranges also contain citric acid which increases the production of saliva giving your teeth a better chance to fight off bacteria. Rubbing the inside of orange peel on your teeth also helps whiten your teeth.
If you need more information about what kinds of foods are beneficial for your dental and oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us. Give Bronitsky Family Dentistry a call now at (503) 649-5665 or visit our office at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97007.