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We know that shopping can be stressful. “Is this good for?” “Isn’t that kind of food supposed to be bad for me?” Believe it or not, there are many foods that are great for your oral health. Here are a few treats you don’t have to get tense about:

-Almonds. Almonds contain teeth-fortifying vitamins, so they’re a good snack to improve your chompers on the go.

-Apples: To chew an apple, you develop a lot of saliva, and that saliva washes out bacteria and acids from your mouth.

-Carrots. Carrots amp up spit production (which fights bacteria), and they’re lower in sugar than other munchable treats.

-Celery. With its rigid, stringy structure, celery scrapes away bacteria and food remnants like toothbrushes do.

-Cheese. Cheese naturally diminishes the acidity in your mouth, helping to deflect cavity-causing bacteria.

-Strawberries. Strawberries have malic acids, which can be a good whitener for your enamel. (But make sure to brush after eating them!)

-Leafy greens. Leafy greens are full of minerals and vitamins that fortify dental health, like gum-improving folic acid.

-Water. By drinking water, you’ll flush away debris and bacteria from your mouth.

-Yogurt. Probiotics in yogurt edge out dangerous bacteria from your gums. (Elect for yogurts without added sugars.)

The list goes on! If you’d like to learn additional about foods healthy for your pearly whites, pencil in a visit with Dr. James Kinsel at Clear Lake Dental in Clearlake, California, by calling 707-994-9414 now. We’ll be excited to see you and ecstatic to answer all of your inquiries on healthy eating.