Eat these Fruits & Vegetables to keep your teeth and gums healthy
You are what you eat and when it comes to your teeth, this saying stays true. Eating the right fruits and vegetables helps promote healthy teeth and gums, reducing the risk of tooth loss. It’s also an effective way of developing immunity. We shall dwell over a few fruits and vegetables that not only keep teeth healthy but which will also help you Retain Your Smile.
Cucumber: Many are unaware that cucumber has soft dietary fibers which help massage your teeth and gums. The juice of this well-known vegetable is also beneficial in cases where pyorrhea is prevalent. It helps to remove the accumulated plaque from the surface of your teeth and gums, thereby preventing cavities, gum diseases and oral malodor!
Pineapple: Pineapple is a citrus fruit which is rich in an enzyme called Bromelain. Bromelain is well renowned for its health benefits and is useful in medical treatments for various reasons. When it comes to dental health, it reduces inflammation and aids in healing.
Broccoli: Broccoli contains Vitamin B2 and folic acid, Vitamin C, beta carotene and fibre making it very beneficial for your teeth and gums. Folic acid plays a major role in cell repair and growth. Folic acid is water soluble and the body cannot store it for a long time and hence needs to be consumed daily. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. The fibre present in broccoli helps to stimulate saliva which washes off the food debris and plaque from the tooth surface and gums, thus keeping them healthy.
Apple: The natural fibers present in the skin and the flesh of the apple helps to scrub your tongue and gums, and help to remove much of the plaque that is responsible for bad breath. Apples contain malic acid, a chemical which is used in teeth whitening products. This helps dissolve stains. It is always advisable to eat an apple without peeling it so that its fibrous properties are not lost.
Celery: Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. Celery is fibrous and needs extra chewing for digestion. This stimulates saliva in your mouth which washes off the food debris from your teeth. Not only this but the naturally abrasive nature helps massage your gums and improves their blood circulation. Vitamin C in celery helps fight inflammation of gums.
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