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How Crunchy Foods Can Help Improve Your Oral Health


Posted on 5/24/2021 by Neil Starr DDS PC
How Crunchy Foods Can Help Improve Your Oral HealthEating has been a favorite pastime for many years. Imagine if you could not only eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also eat to improve your oral health at the same time. What would that look like? Surprisingly, one strategy may include adding crunchy foods to your diet.

Crunchy Food Benefits


When we think of crunchy foods, we think of fresh produce first. Apples, celery, cucumbers, and sweet peppers are just a few of the crunchy foods found in the produce section of the grocery store. These foods are helpful to your teeth. When you eat fresh crunchy food, the food particles actually scrape off plaque from your teeth. These foods also increase your saliva, which helps to rinse your teeth of plaque. This is an easy way to be proactive against plaque. Left unchecked, plaque can cause dental decay and gum disease. It is much easier to reach for an apple or a piece of celery than to deal with the complexities of dental procedures.

People love crunchy, noisy food. In fact, when we hear ourselves crunch, we often eat more crunchy food. Eating more crunchy fresh produce will only help your oral health. Look for food on your next shopping trip that is a healthy and crunchy. These foods can scrape off plaque from your teeth, satiate your palate, provide the crunch you crave, and benefit your body.

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Many factors can improve your oral health. We would love to discuss with you other measures you can take to achieve good oral health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please schedule your routine checkup and cleaning with our friendly office staff. We look forward to discussing with you how we can provide excellent care for all your dental needs.


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