Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 2: Celery
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We all know that eating right is crucial for proper health, and many have likely made resolutions to include more fruits and vegetables in their diet. A great way to increase your motivation to incorporate regular intake of healthful foods is to consider that they can also be good for your teeth. A winning smile to go with a slim body is a goal that can be achieved with the right mindset and an increased intake of none other than celery.
Clean Your Teeth As You Eat
Anyone who has ever crunched into a piece of celery knows that it’s a hard, crisp vegetable. Whether you are away from home and forgot your toothbrush or are otherwise unable to brush soon after eating, saving a piece of celery for the end of your meal is a great way to clean your teeth as a single bite can remove harmful residue. Keep in mind that adding things such as peanut butter reduces the effectiveness of this on-the-go oral hygiene method, and it in no way replaces the importance of regular brushing and flossing.
As a natural food, celery doesn’t contain the harmful sugars and bacteria so commonly ingested through processed foods. By munching on this healthful option, you reduce your cravings for less agreeable food items. If you use braces or Invisalign, consider cutting the celery up before eating.
An Orthodontist Who Cares
A beautiful smile is within your reach, and there are numerous ways in which the increase in the intake of celery can help you achieve this. Here at Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics, we can schedule an appointment for you to consult with an orthodontist who cares. From oral care and preventive measures to proper care of braces, Invisalign guidance and more, our number one goal is to help keep you educated in making the best choices. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Dr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree as Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1996. He remained at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for his orthodontic training, and received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree in June of 1999. He immediately joined the practice of Dr. Phil Higginbotham in Spartanburg, beginning a wonderful professional relationship and friendship that endures today.