Let’s take a tour of some popular farmers market choices that are good for your oral health.2
It’s no surprise that fruits and veggies dominate the list of recommended foods. Not only do they have high nutritional value, but many also have high water content, which helps wash away bacteria from your teeth. Reach for crunchy apples, pears, carrots, cucumbers, celery and broccoli that are effective teeth cleaners. For an instant treat, grab tasty fruit on a stick. Try to avoid highly acidic fruits – including oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruits – that can damage tooth enamel.
Stock up on dark, leafy greens, like spinach, kale and more. They’re full of vitamins, minerals and calcium, which are important for strong, healthy teeth and tissues. They also contain folic acid, a type of B vitamin that has numerous health benefits, including possibly keeping gums healthy in pregnant women.3