My patients are always asking for new ways to improve their oral health. A great way to maintain a bright and healthy smile is to make optimal overall health your priority. Staying mindful of how we treat our body is vital to being healthy inside and out.

Common oral bacteria known as Streptococcus Mutans cause the mouth to be highly susceptible to discoloration and decay. This bacteria causes plaque buildup and can lead to increased bacteria reproduction. To keep your mouth healthy, there are several foods that can be beneficial to your oral and overall health.

Carrots are a great snack that can appeal to both children and adults. These sweet and crunchy treats help to stimulate the saliva in your mouth which naturally helps to wash away plaque. They also are rich in Vitamin A, which is great for your eyesight. Carrots can help keep your vision strong and your enamel clear.

Celery, although rather tasteless, is extremely low in calories and can be dipped in peanut butter or ranch dressing for added flavor. It requires chewing which helps to increase saliva in your mouth, which assists in washing away plaque. The fibrous strands in celery also help to naturally clean your teeth.

Pineapples are a sweet treat that is full of vitamins and minerals.They are also rich in bromelain, a protein-breaking enzyme which can also help to keep your teeth clean.

For more foods that can improve your oral health, check back with us later this month!

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