There are several surprising foods that can help keep your teeth clean and healthy:
Apples: The crunchy texture of apples can help scrub away plaque and bacteria from the surface of your teeth. Apples also contain high levels of water and fiber, which can help rinse away food particles and stimulate saliva production, which can help neutralize harmful acids in the mouth.
Crunchy Vegetables – like celery: Just like apples, celery utilizes its texture and high water content to keep the surface of your tooth clean from plaque buildup. The high fiber content also helps stimulate saliva production and neutralize harmful acids in the mouth.
Cheese: Considered one of the best foods for healthy teeth, cheese is not only high in calcium and phosphate (and low in sugar!), it also contains casein protein which helps strengthen tooth enamel. Calcium rich foods are great for our teeth but also help maintain our bone density.
Adding these foods, along with many other options, to your balanced diet can be a great aid in your oral care regimen. It is still important to brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.
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