Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 1: Apples

by | Dec 17, 2015



We have all heard the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it turns out that it can also help keep the orthodontist at bay. Here are just a few ways apples can help keep your smile beautiful.

Apples Act as an Astringent

Apples have a mildly acidic nature. It isn’t as strong as citrus fruits, so it won’t eat at the enamel on your teeth, but it is just strong enough to be helpful. Eating an apple as a snack between meals, especially when you are on the go, can help to break down bacteria and plaque on your teeth. When the acidic juice is combined with the fibers of the apple skin, you are getting a decent cleaning for not having a toothbrush and paste on hand.

High Water Content Flushes Away Sugar

Most fruits and vegetables have a high water content, but this is especially true for apples. Because they are so full of water, the sugar content of the apple itself is nearly negated. The water helps to hydrate the mouth and rinse away the sugar that otherwise would have been left on the teeth, making you susceptible to cavities.

A Healthy Diet Never Hurts

Everything you put in your body has an impact. Indulging in nutrient-rich foods, such as an apple, allow your body to work at its maximum potential. While this is often understood for muscles and organs, it applies to your teeth as well.

While apples are a great way to embrace a healthy smile on a daily basis, your mouth needs more than that. Call  Southington Adult Orthodontics to ensure that you are healthy and happy for the long haul. They are experts in their field, giving you a healthy smile Southington, and everyone you meet will be pleased to see.

Team Demas Orthodontics

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

Phone: 860-276-0333

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