According to the British Dental Association, fruits and vegetables are critical to good dental health. Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Zadeh, advises getting the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet every day.
People who eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and veggies are more likely to get the nutrients they need to keep their gums healthy and their teeth strong. Different colored fruits and vegetables often provide different nutrients, so look for leafy greens, richly colored berries and bright citrus to round out your daily five.
Eating fruits and veggies every day can also help keep your teeth cleaner. Fibrous fruits and veggies such as pears, apples and celery, mechanically clean teeth by scrubbing away debris and plaque. They also stimulate saliva flow to rinse away irritants. Finishing your meal with an apple may be one of the best choices you make all day.
Finally, fruits and vegetables can be healthier snack options. While many people fall into the habit of running to the vending machine for an afternoon pick-me-up of chips or chocolate, fruit can be a much healthier option that is good for your teeth and your waistline.
Your diet is important to your dental and general health, but good dental habits are also important. Brush twice a day, floss every day and visit us twice a year or as recommended for the best results. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment or to learn more.