Produce is a Great Snack When Your Goal is a Healthy Smile

Posted on 7/12/2021 by Ashley Miller
Produce is a Great Snack When Your Goal is a Healthy SmileMany people reach for a bag of crunchy potato chips or a chocolaty candy bar for a midday snack. Unfortunately, these foods accelerate tooth decay take your further away from your goal of a healthy smile. Eating produce is a great snack and will help you achieve a healthy smile.

The most important time to think of this goal is when you are in the grocery store. The point of purchase can become a battleground. However, if you want a healthy smile for many years to come, it is important to make choices each day that will support that goal. By simply purchasing fresh produce and having it readily available in your refrigerator, you are already making progress toward your goal of a healthy smile.

Chew Produce Regularly for Better Health

Eating fiber rich produce benefits your mouth. Some argue that taking fiber supplements offers the same benefits. However, eating produce supersedes fiber supplements. Fruits and vegetables are important because your body produces saliva as you chew them. Chewing is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. Food particles are removed as you chew the produce. Fiber rich foods are like natural toothbrushes, working to clean your teeth while you eat them. Not only do they clean your teeth, produce provides a satisfactory crunch and is a great snack.

Fiber also helps to keep your enamel in top shape. Protecting your enamel, the outer coating of your teeth, is vital. The enamel is the first defense against tooth decay. Eating produce will help to keep your enamel strong.

Call Our Office For an Appointment

While eating produce is important, it is equally important to clean your teeth diligently. Contact our office today to schedule your next dental cleaning an exam. We look forward to answering any of your questions, as well as giving you recommendations on how to eat well for a healthy smile.

Star City Dental

Dr. Melanie Fulton
Dr. Meghan Hungerford
Dr. Mimi Long

(402) 858-0525

4525 S. 86th Street, #A,
Lincoln, NE 68526-9277

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