We have all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples might actually
keep the dentist away, too. Not only are apples a great low-calorie alternative to sugary
candy that is damaging to your teeth, but apples actually clean your teeth while you eat
Benefits of Apples
● Apples make your gums healthier.Apples contain about 15% of your necessary
daily Vitamin C intake, which is essential for healthy gums. Without Vitamin C, your
gums become more vulnerable to infection, bleeding, and even gum disease.
● Apple’s are nature’s toothbrushes.Apples can gently remove stubborn built-up
plaque from between your teeth. The texture of the apple can also stimulate your
gums, reducing cavity-causing bacteria.
● Apples help weight loss.Apples are full of soluble fiber to help you lower your
cholesterol, decrease the risk of heart disease, and increase your blood sugar
● Apples strengthen your bones.Apples are loaded with potassium, which improves
bone mineral density. Your teeth are made from bone… that’s all we need to say
Although apples are highly acidic like many other foods you may consume, the benefits are
far more important. In order to decrease the effects of the acidity, pair your apple with
another snack. Also, make sure to rinse after you eat, and wait at least 30 minutes to brush
in order to protect your enamel. Eat your apples, and reduce your unnecessary trips to Toland Dental.
Here is to protecting your smile, one apple at a time!