Your Health For Tag "fruits"

  • There’s no sugarcoating it — sugar damages teeth
    May 4, 2022

    There’s no sugarcoating it — sugar damages teeth

    General oral health

    Bacteria feed on sugar, forming dental plaque that becomes acidic and makes holes in your teeth — in other words, it causes cavities. That plaque can also lead to gum disease and bad breath.

  • How what you eat affects your smile
    Dec. 17, 2021

    How what you eat affects your smile

    General oral health

    A healthy diet can help prevent or slow the effects of tooth decay and gum disease. Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, protein-rich foods and nuts are healthful for your teeth and gums.

  • Good news about fighting bad breath
    Mar. 3, 2021

    Good news about fighting bad breath

    General oral health

    In general, bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria as well as the bad-smelling compounds released by bacteria. Chronic bad breath can be the result of: Oral conditions like poor oral hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay and dry mouth Respiratory tract conditions like sinusitis, tonsillitis and bronchial tract problems Other medical conditions Certain medications Tobacco usage

  • Thumbs up or thumbs down to movie snacks?
    Jan. 4, 2021

    Thumbs up or thumbs down to movie snacks?

    General oral health

    Are typical movie snacks good for your oral health? Find out what is healthier for your teeth and what should be avoided.

  • Remove These Snacks from your Break Room Today!
    Jun. 12, 2019

    Remove These Snacks from your Break Room Today!

    General oral health

    Let's face it, most people enjoy sugary snacks. But they aren't so enjoyable for your teeth. Here are some easy ways to protect your employees' smiles and their overall health.1 Clear away the bad Take a closer look at what’s in your break room. Chances are there are too many sugary and starchy snacks.

  • The Absolute Best Farmers Market Picks (and Some of the Worst)
    Jun. 7, 2019

    The Absolute Best Farmers Market Picks (and Some of the Worst)

    General oral health

    Do you love shopping at your local farmers market? You’re not alone. They’re so popular that there are now more than 8,700 farmers markets nationwide.1 While it should be easy for you to find one near you, it’s not always as easy to decide what to buy.

  • Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth
    Jul. 12, 2017

    Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

    General oral health

    Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying fruits have benefits for your smile, too! Give these fruits a try this summer: Strawberries are full of gum-building vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen, a protein that maintains gums strength and integrity — and strong gums are an important part of oral... More »

  • Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine
    Sep. 9, 2016

    Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine

    General oral health

    Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential to keeping your body healthy, and your smile is no exception. The fiber in fruits and vegetables stimulates saliva, which keeps the mouth moist and makes it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow. Fruits and veggies also provide vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and vitamin C.... More »

  • National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health
    Sep. 3, 2015

    National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Parents to Substitute Fruits and Vegetables for Sugary Snacks It is no secret that fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals children need as part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they also play an important role when it comes to oral health. As part of National Fruits and... More »