Keep Your Chomper Healthy
Brushing and flossing are important daily habits for good oral health and hygiene. Did you know that some foods can help you naturally clean your teeth?
Crunchy root vegetables get rid of the plaque on your teeth and give them a new shine. Vegetables contain a small amount of sugar, and they come in a variety of shapes and textures. Fibrous vegetables like celery have a high water content, so they wash and brush your teeth as you chew!
High protein foods provide important nutrients for the upkeep of your teeth. Phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and potassium are all found in almonds and they’re extremely healthy nutrients for good oral health. Not to mention, almonds themselves can help rub plaque off your teeth while you eat!
While you may have heard that tea can cause unsightly tea stains, drinking black tea in moderation may help fight plaque! Tea also contains polyphenols, which help to prevent decay-causing bacteria build up in your mouth. Remember, freshly brewed tea has more power, so try making it yourself to reap the most benefit.
Pears have a crunchy texture that brushes your teeth while you snack. They’re also full of acid-neutralizing, bacteria-crushing enzymes. Their crunchy texture helps to rid your teeth of plaque, and the juice inside helps your body break down the natural sugars better. Not to mention, they taste delicious!
Gum can be good in moderation, even helpful! If you can’t get to a toothbrush after your next meal, pop in a piece of sugarless gum to get the extra food particles out of your teeth. When you spit it out a few minutes later, you’ll get rid of those gross little food bits as well.