Is Chewing on Greens and Vegetables Helping to Keep Your Teeth Clean?
Posted on 2/29/2020 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Dentists often talk about what foods to avoid. However, there are plenty of wonderful foods that you should be enjoying daily. You've probably heard that eating your vegetables will keep your body healthy.
This is true, but vegetables can also keep your mouth healthy as well. Below, we talk about how incorporating vegetables into your diet can help clean your teeth. One of the reasons vegetables are so great for your teeth is because they provide many great nutrients. Believe it or not, many green vegetables are high in calcium, which supports the health of your teeth.
Another nutrient in greens in phosphorus, which helps your body absorb more calcium. Another reason vegetables can be great for your teeth is their texture. Hard vegetables help to clean the bacteria off your teeth. When eating raw vegetables, it's kind of like brushing your teeth!
Vegetables that Are Good for Your Teeth
Now that you know vegetables can clean your teeth, you may be wondering exactly which ones. If you want to clean your teeth with a midday snack, raw carrot or broccoli is the way to go. Both have the ability to gently scrub some bacteria off your teeth. This is a great option for people who can't get to a sink to brush their teeth after lunch. Other vegetables that help clean your teeth include: spinach, kale, and cabbage. All of these vegetables are great sources of nutrients that will keep your teeth healthy and happy!
Our dentist office prides itself on knowing as much as possible about dental health and care. If you have any more questions about how to keep your teeth healthy, please call us. We'd be happy to help you. We could even talk about some mouth healthy foods to keep your teeth in great shape!