Benefits of Vegetables for Your Teeth

Benefits of Vegetables for Your Teeth

Posted by Broadmoor Dental on Mar 15 2022, 09:26 AM

Vegetables do good for healthy teeth and gums. On the other hand, starchy and sugary foods cause bacteria and lead to tooth decay and gum disease. It is difficult to maintain good oral health if there is a high intake of sugar. 

Vegetables promote healthy teeth as they are highly nutritious and exhibit additional teeth cleaning benefits. Eating vegetables helps in getting rid of plaque-causing bacteria.

Have Vegetables! Have Healthy Teeth!

Protecting teeth from infection and decay becomes easy when one maintains a healthy lifestyle. Vegetables contain a lot of antioxidant vitamins that help to prevent the teeth from causing bacterial infection and cell damage. For healthy teeth and gums, choose these vegetables: 

  • Celery, Carrots, and Other Root Vegetables 

Crunchy vegetables require a lot of chewing to clean teeth surfaces. They are natural teeth cleaners and contain a lot of water. Carrots are rich in Vitamin C, calcium, and keratins. Carrot and celery help in building strong teeth. They also help in fighting cavities and help to wash away stain-causing bacteria.

  • Green Leafy Vegetables and Cruciferous Vegetables 

Leafy green vegetables are a rich source of calcium, folic acid, zinc, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and folate. They help to lower the risk of getting heart diseases and inflammation. Green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, chard are all packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. Cabbage aids in disease suppression while chard lowers blood pressure.

What Are Their Health Benefits? 

Vegetables provide amazing health qualities. Some of their benefits are:

  • Vegetables contain antioxidants that promote the recovery of oral injuries and protect against toxic free radicals.
  • Vegetables store anthocyanins that are strong phytochemicals and keep pathogens away from gum tissue and teeth.
  • They are a rich source of calcium that helps to build enamel.
  • They provide magnesium to prevent tooth cavities.
  • They are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. These vitamins maintain teeth development, protect your gums from cell damage, lessen inflammation, and promote blood clotting.
  • Folic acid in vegetables promotes whole-mouth health 
  • Vegetables contain phosphorus that rebuilds enamel.

A healthy lifestyle paves way for a healthy mouth and strong teeth. Our dentists at Broadmoor Dental provide solutions to their patients on how to care for their oral health and maintain proper dental hygiene. Visit us at 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, contact us at (719) 576-5566, or visit our website https://www.broadmoordental.com/blogs/ for further information.

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