One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to maintain a balanced diet! Check out three snack options that are particularly useful when it comes to your oral health.
Celery has a high water content along with a crunchy, fibrous texture that helps stimulates saliva production as you chew. A healthy flow of saliva helps to naturally clean you teeth by washing away food debris!
Celery’s texture also loosens the bacteria that clings to your teeth, making it much easier for saliva to do its job.
Though highly acidic, an apple’s natural sugars help neutralize harmful acids in the mouth. They also increase saliva production and are filled with vitamins to keep your gums healthy. As with celery, the fibrous content of apples help to clean teeth. The acidity in an apple can also fight bad breath by staving off harmful bacteria!
Yogurt and Cheese
Unsweetened natural yogurt contains both casein and calcium, which strengthen enamel and help to fight bacteria. Same goes for cheese!
Cheese is also great for balancing the pH levels in your mouth, which helps in reducing harmful acid and lessening your risk of cavities.