An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away: 7 Cavity-Fighting Foods

Posted on: August 30, 2016 | blog

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Certain foods can act as natural toothbrushes. Discover which ones in this list of 7 foods to eat to avoid a trip to the dentist.

1. Dark Leafy Veggies

Dark leafy veggies are perfect. They help keep your teeth strong because they are rich in beta carotene, which turns into Vitamin A.

2. Cauliflower

Cauliflower works as an abrasive scrub to whiten teeth.

3. Green Beans

Fresh green beans stimulate saliva flow and scrub your mouth clean.

4. Watermelon and Oranges

Vitamin C is important in lowering the rate of gum diseases, therefore eating fruits such as watermelon and oranges are a perfect choice.

5. Strawberries

Strawberries help to make teeth clean and strong.

6. Dairy Products

Last but not least, dairy products such as milk and hard cheeses contain calcium and  lactic acid. Lactic acid is said to help protect against decay and calcium strengthens and guards the bones that hold your teeth in their places.

7. Apples

Apples make great natural toothbrushes, because the acid in apples kills bacteria and the simple act of biting into an apple can help to remove plaque. Apples are also a source of vitamin c, which can help maintain you’re overall health.

Main photo image by: Thomas Hawk

 

For more information on how to keep your smile healthy get in touch with cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas at BDG. Call 702.388.888 for more information.

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