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Fruit: Friend Or Foe To Your Smile?

Yes, it is true: Fruits are full of vitamins that are good for your body! As a result, you may assume that this natural whole food is going to be safe for your smile health. The truth is, there are times when fruit is absolutely fantastic for your grin and then other times when it is not. How to figure out when you’re faced with a friend or foe? Allow us to guide you through some ways to navigate this area of caring for your oral health.

The Good

If the fruit in question is full of fiber and it’s not highly acidic, then you know it’s going to be a good choice for your smile health. It will help scrub your teeth clean as you eat it, while providing you with beneficial nutrients. The main selections in this case are: Apples and strawberries.

The Bad

Think about what causes serious problems for your smile health when it comes to foods: Namely, sugars and acids. This means very starchy fruits like bananas will coat your teeth with sugars, which is not ideal for your teeth! The same is true for highly acidic fruits, such as oranges and lemons. They can soften your enamel, which is not something you want. Remember to rinse with water after eating citrus and sticky fruits.

More Of The Bad

Fruit juices, even though they sound healthy, are always acidic and, as a result, never “good” for your smile health. Instead, you’re simply sipping on acid that can damage your teeth. You may indulge, of course, but remember to rinse with water afterward.

Protect Teeth And Gums With A Visit

Your time that you spend with us during visits is always a chance to ask questions about any aspect of your oral health care, making it easier to protect your grin. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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