Fruits can improve your oral health if you eat them regularly. Dentists recommend that you should end each meal with fruits or vegetables. They can neutralize the acid in your mouth and wash away plaque forming bacteria. Here are the top fruits recommended by a Cary Dental clinic to improve oral health.
Strawberries contain a lot of Vitamin C and astringents. The astringent removes stains from teeth while Vitamin C removes plaque. If you eat strawberries regularly, you can avoid teeth whitening procedures.
Apples can assist in the production of saliva. They also have malic acid that is known to whiten teeth and dissolve stains. Apples can also remove plaque from teeth naturally.
Watermelons contain a lot of vitamin C which is very good for teeth and gums. Watermelons contain a lot of water and are crunchy, which means they are good for removing plaque, neutralizing the acid produced by bacteria and for stimulating the production of saliva.
Bananas are packed with a number of minerals such as potassium, manganese, copper and vitamins like Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and others that are good for teeth and gums. Banana does not stick to the teeth even though they contain a lot of sugar. So if you are feeling like you want some energy, instead of eating chocolate or drinking soda, try a banana instead. Banana peel is also a well-known teeth whitener.
For more information on other fruits that can help you maintain or improve your teeth, contact your nearest Apex NC dental clinic today.