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Should You Eat Raw Veggies for Snacks?


Posted on 8/9/2021 by Lincoln Smiles
Should You Eat Raw Veggies for Snacks?Snacks can be some of the best times to pack raw veggies into your diet. If you want your teeth and gums to benefit each time you eat, consider eating fresh fruits and raw vegetables every day at snack time.

Eat Raw Vegetables to Benefit your Teeth and Gums


Raw vegetables are a great source of bioavailable vitamins and minerals. Leafy greens are rich in calcium, folic acid, and other vitamins and minerals which benefit your teeth and gums. These nutrients help to build the enamel on your teeth, which will ultimately protect and strengthen your teeth against tooth decay.

Cleanse Your Teeth While You Eat Raw Produce


When small carrot chunks are combined with saliva, they act as a natural toothbrush to wash away bacteria and other food debris. Eating carrots helps to keep your teeth clean. Celery is another food that cleans your teeth when you eat it. Celery is probably the closest thing to dental floss you will find in the grocery store's produce section. The crunchy and fibrous texture of celery cleans your teeth as you eat it.

Eating raw produce stimulates your salivary glands. The more you chew and crunch on raw vegetables, the more saliva you will produce. Once your saliva is moving around in your mouth, it washes away plaque, lowers acidity in your mouth, and cleanses leftover food particles.

Come See us Soon


Give our friendly office staff a call to make an appointment for your next professional cleaning and dental exam. We will work with you to make sure you are proactive about your oral health, as your diet is only one part of the picture. We want to help you eat foods that will benefit your body and take care of your teeth and gums.
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