Consider the produce department to ensure a healthy smile
- Posted on: May 15 2022
While a midday snack of potato chips or candy sound like a great idea, it is not a good choice for your smile. Foods such as this can accelerate the development of tooth decay and contribute to the formation of tooth decay. Eating these foods can also take you further away from having a healthy smile. Instead, it is important that patients think of appropriate swaps when it comes to snacking between meals. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips or a chocolate bar, think again—consider fruits and vegetables which can contribute to better oral health. Dr. Nancy Gill and her team in Golden, CO educate patients on ways to eat right for strong, beautiful teeth and gums!
How produce can help with better oral health and wellness
Produce is a great way to help in not only improving your smile, but your overall health and wellness. Fruits and vegetables are important for the body as they are high in vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, when compared to highly processed foods and sugary snacks which do more harm than good. Produce is also higher in fiber, and we encourage patients to get fiber naturally from their foods than considering supplements. This is because naturally fibrous foods help in producing saliva as you chew them for digestion. Additionally, foods like carrots and celery act as a natural toothbrush to clean the teeth while you eat them. Fruits and vegetables are also low in calories and healthier than other snacks we often turn to when we’re ready for something sweet and savory!
Healthy snacking with fruits and vegetables
Here are some fruits and vegetables we recommend for a healthier smile
Learn more about ways your trip to the grocery store can benefit your smile!
Dr. Nancy Gill and her team of professionals at Golden Dental Solutions are here to help patients with a wide range of solutions for the smile, and can educate you on ways to incorporate nutritional changes into your oral healthcare routine. Call the Golden, CO area office today at (303) 277-9600 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located at 1218 Arapahoe Street.
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