We get it. Celery is not the most exciting veggie in the world. In fact, it's kind of bland. However, we're here to tell you that celery is an amazing vegetable that is great for your overall dental health. Not sure how celery makes your mouth healthier? Keep reading for more information about how celery is a cavity fighting wonder.
Celery is a Superfood
Like their close friend the carrot, celery is also an amazing superfood that helps your mouth fight the forces of tooth decay. When you eat raw celery, you are brushing your teeth while you are chewing. Raw celery acts as a natural toothbrush, cleaning food particles, sugars, and acids from your teeth. When you munch on raw celery, the action of your chewing massages your gums.
Gum massages means that your gums stay healthy and continue to circulate blood effectively, which means that your gums have the blood circulation they need to maintain their gum tissue. Celery massages your gums as well, which helps keep them healthy and improves their blood circulation.
Celery contains Vitamin A, which strengthens tooth enamel, and can help to repair tooth enamel that has been damaged. Vitamin A even helps keep the enamel from being damaged. While celery like leafy green veggies in general have large amounts of Vitamin A, they also contain Vitamin C, which keeps gums healthy and improves gum circulation. Gum health is essential to a healthy mouth because they act as a bed your teeth are anchored in. If gums aren't healthy, your teeth aren't healthy either.
Celery along with other raw vegetables help your teeth and gums stay healthy. You can also ensure a healthy mouth by regularly brushing and flossing. Come and see us for regular dental checkups to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.
We would be happy to talk with you to help you make your smile the best it can be through diet and dental visits any time you have a question. Give us a call today and start your journey towards a healthier smile!
Beautifully written and very informative
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