Apples and Your Oral Health

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what about the dentist? We have some good news there: apples are tooth-approved foods! Read below to find out how apples may help shield your teeth and why they’re one of only a few sugary foods we recommend. And if keeping the dentist away sounds as lonely to you as it does to us, feel free to call us or swing by our office to arrange your next checkup.

Apples are sweet, but because they’re high in water, they are alright for your teeth. When you eat an apple, your oral cavity develops extra saliva that cleans away bacteria and debris. Most importantly, apples stimulate the gums, leaving your oral cavity cleaner than it was before. The skin in apples, which is high in fiber, rubs away plaque from the gums and teeth, helping you to prevent periodontal disease. Pack a whole apple or a few apple slices in your or your child’s snack bags to get an easy, mid-day teeth cleaning. And don’t forget: an apple a day keeps the doctor away and the dentist happy!

The staff at Trine Dental Group will work in conjunction with Dr. Christopher Pavletic to help you. Reach out to your Orland Park, Illinois, location now at 708-448-2588 to pencil in your next visit.