Crunch, crunch, crunch! That is the noise your dentist likes to hear when you are chomping on a carrot or an apple.
May 24 is National Fruit and Vegetable Day. Fruits and vegetables are vital to a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables provide your body with key vitamins and nutrients that keep your body healthy and strong.

Your mouth definitely benefits from the benefits of these healthy foods! Explore your favorite farmers market and stock your fridge with an ample supply – just make sure to eat them timely!
Here are the oral benefits of choosing fruits and vegetables:
  • Remove plaque from your teeth
  • Vitamins from these foods protect your gums from infections
  • Fruits and vegetables, like apples, increase your saliva production which washes away bacteria

Remember to avoid fruit juices as they contain unneeded sugar. Some of our favorites that boost the most benefit include spinach, cabbage, carrots, oranges, and apples. Try replacing a sugary snack with something fresh!