Posts for tag: bromelain

October 31, 2016
Category: Dental Health

When it comes to your oral health, we all know that brushing, flossing, mouth wash, and visiting the dentist are important. But, there are also certain lifestyle choices we can make that will improve our oral health. For example, tobacco use is bad for your oral health causing tooth discoloration, an increase in risk of developing oral cancer, and an increase in plaque and tartar build up. Another choice we make that will affect our oral health are the foods we eat.

Below, is a list of three popular fruit and vegetable choices that are great for your oral health.

1. Pineapples:

Pineapples contain an enzyme by the name of Bromelain. Bromelain works to break up proteins and keep your teeth strong and clean. Pineapples also contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals that will help to keep your teeth clean.

2. Carrots:

Carrots are a tasty and healthy treat for kids and adults. The reason that carrots are good for your oral health is that they stimulate your salivary glands. This increase in saliva will keep acids from attacking your teeth and will wash away plaque and bacteria. 

3. Celery:

Due to the texture and fibrous strands, celery will naturally clean your teeth as you chew. Additionally, celery is extremely crunchy and will also stimulate your saliva production. 

Make sure to stay tuned for our next blog post where we will continue our discussion on foods that are good for your oral health. If you are in the Rockville, MD area and would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Samuels, please contact us today. 

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