What Oral Health Benefits Do You Get Out of Eating Produce?
Posted on 8/20/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
Have you ever wondered why so many of us dentists tout the amazing benefits of eating raw produce, especially vegetables? It's because they are so good for your teeth. Each type of produce has a different type of vitamin make up to it, allowing you to get a wide range of benefits depending on which types of produce you eat most.
Plus, they also give your teeth physical benefits, too. If you don't eat a lot of produce, you need to start. Your teeth will thank you for it!
So, What Do Your Teeth Get Out of Produce?
The first thing your teeth get is that wide range of nutrients mentioned earlier. They are all great for you, and nearly all of the nutrients you get in fruits and vegetables are not ones that will be harmful if you get too much. Aside from that, produce also triggers your body to create more saliva.
This means your teeth are more likely to remain cavity-free for longer periods of time, and it also helps keep your gums healthy. When you eat raw produce, the foods actually brush your teeth to some degree as well. This means that the more you eat, the cleaner your teeth are naturally.
Produce is great for you. Plus, your teeth get a lot of benefits out of you making this a main staple in your diet. If you want to give your oral health an edge, then make sure you are getting your daily requirements of fruits and vegetables each day. The more varied the produce options you consume are, the more vitamins you are putting in your body. If you can eat one from each main color group each day, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, then your body will be a lot closer to prime health. Call us today to find out more!
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