3 Foods That Promote Good Oral Health

Fresh CranberriesYou know that you’re supposed to brush your teeth to clean them and remove food particles after you eat, but did you know that there are foods that can actually improve your oral health while you eat them? Jordan Dentistry in Cumming, GA is going to let you in on these fun little oral health tips that will give you an excuse to eat more of these delicious and healthy foods. 

1. Cranberries

Fresh cranberries contain polyphenols that keep plaque from sticking to your teeth. If plaque can’t stick, that means that it can’t form cavities. Keep in mind, this benefit only really comes from eating fresh cranberries because most cranberry products such as juice had added sugar to counteract their tart taste.

2. Crunchy Foods

Apples are known as natures tooth brush. Other crisp, crunchy foods such as carrots and cucumbers that require lots of crunching and chewing may help to disturb dental plaque and cleanse your teeth as you eat.

3. Cheese

Damage to your enamel happens when bacteria releases acid and breaks down that protective layer on your teeth. Cheese lowers the pH levels in your mouth, potentially neutralizing the plaque acid and helping prevent damage to your enamel.

So, what’s on the menu for lunch today? Some fresh cranberries, apples, and cheese!

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