You have probably spent years of your life hearing your parents tell you the importance of eating your vegetables. Now, as an adult, you doubtless have read for yourself all of the health benefits that you can derive from a diet which is rich in produce.
However, what you may not know is that a produce-rich diet has many benefits in terms of oral health as well.
Your Teeth and Produce
If you have ever inspected your teeth closely in the mirror, you have doubtless noticed areas where the tooth material has begun to wear. This is the result of countless hours spent chewing, grinding, and crunching on various kinds of food.
Eating produce is not nearly as hard on your teeth as other types of food that require much more vigorous chewing. Most produce can be quickly and easily ground down into a pulp, which is suitable for swallowing and digesting.
What's more, the high water content in produce will help to keep your mouth rinsed out. This helps to reduce the levels of the bacteria that live in the oral cavity-these bacteria are directly responsible for tooth decay by means of some of the acidic compounds they emit as part of their normal biological processes.
Nutrients in Produce
What's more, produce contains many helpful compounds that your teeth need in order to remain healthy and strong. For example, eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is vital to the health and well-being of your bones.
The importance of eating plenty of produce cannot be overstated. In addition to all of the health benefits for the rest of your body, produce is absolutely vital to keeping your teeth functioning properly.
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