As fall quickly approaches, so do our fall foods taste buds. If you aren’t careful, the holiday season munchies can do more harm than good when it comes to your teeth. Stocking up on these foods can help you keep your bright, beautiful smile all year long.
An Apple A Day Keeps The Dentist Away
After arriving at the cider mill, skip the donut stand and head straight to the apple orchard. You can have one right then and there, and then you can take some home to whip up an apple pie or crisp that is sure to satisfy. You can thank this fruit’s high water content for helping to clean plaque and freshen your breath as you enjoy eating them!
Pumpkin Pie For Your Teeth
When it comes to the best fall foods, pumpkins always top the list! Pumpkin pie is always a crowd pleaser when served and now you can feel anything but guilty for making it your signature dish. Containing vitamins A and C as well as iron, a half cup of this delicious treat contains almost 25 percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber. Eating pumpkin pie supports a healthy metabolism, vision and skin. Many fall foods contain pumpkin so it will be easy to get your fix while staying healthy.
Calcium For A Healthy Smile
Calcium is a crucial component for keeping your teeth strong and healthy because it prevents tooth enamel breakdown. Luckily for you, raw nuts and seeds contain tons of calcium as well as potassium, zinc and several other nutrients that support your immune system and keep your smile looking beautiful. Almonds, Brazil nuts and sesame seeds are all some of the best fall food choices for a healthy snack at any time of the day.
Your Smile’s Worst Enemy: Foods You Should Avoid
Cough drops, much like lollipops and other hard, sticky candies, contain high servings of sugar, contributing to tooth decay. Cookies, cakes, sodas and chips all additionally contribute to tooth decay, plaque buildup and can harm enamel. It is important to get regular teeth cleanings to prevent this from happening to you. So don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us today at (248) 721-4502 to schedule an appointment with Royal Oak dentist, Dr. Larry Duffield.