Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 7: Watermelon

by | Feb 4, 2016



Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 7: Watermelon

Dr. Don Demas is an orthodontist in Southington who provide needed services to children, teenagers and adults. They offer metal, ceramic and invisible braces at affordable prices. They also assist sufferers of sleep apnea and specialize in treatments and surgical procedures to realign a person’s teeth, jaw and facial structure. Southington Orthodontics also gives important advice on how to promote healthy teeth and gums like eating teeth-friendly fruits and vegetables.

Teeth Friendly Food

There are some fruits and vegetables that are teeth friendly like watermelon. This juicy fruit contains many components that promote a healthy immune system. It is made up of more than 90 percent water. This helps dissolve and rinse out food debris, sugar and bacteria left in the mouth. In addition, the following vitamins and minerals encourage oral health:

  • Vitamin A for healthy gums, proper healing and saliva production
  • Vitamin B6 and B1 help reduce inflammation due to mouth canker sores
  • Vitamin C strengthens teeth and gums
  • Copper and magnesium harden teeth and prevent wearing
  • Lycopene strengthens bones and teeth
  • Phosphorous and calcium combine to strengthen teeth
  • Potassium affects bone mass
  • Malic acid, antioxidants and vitamin C work together to dissolve tarter buildup
  • Antioxidants protect gums and prevent cell damage

Other reasons that watermelon is friendly to teeth:

  • Easy to chew and will not chip or crack teeth or damage braces and wires
  • Does not stain teeth like blackberries, blueberries and pomegranates
  • Does not get stuck between teeth

Contact Our Office to Discuss Our Services

Contact Team Demas Southington Orthodontics today by phone or send us a message via our website. We will happily schedule an appointment to discuss how we can meet your needs. Our staff is personable and friendly, and our office is comfortable and relaxing. Our professional, knowledgeable orthodontists strive to provide the best care and treatment available to each of their patients.

Team Demas Orthodontics

27 Meriden Ave #2a, Southington, CT 06489, USA

Phone: 860-276-0333

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