How Nuts Keep Your Teeth HealthyNuts are very crunchy, as most people know. The more you chew on nuts, the more they break down. Those fine crumbles of the nut that you are left with are similar to a toothpaste when in your mouth. It slides between your cheeks and your teeth as you chew, and rubs up against your teeth and gums. The more you chew, the more abrasive action your teeth get, and the more plaque and biofilm the nuts are able to scrape off.
Plus, since nuts require so much effort to chew, it also increases how much you salivate. This allows your teeth to basically go through a car wash each time you eat nuts. The brushes come as you chew up the nuts, and the extra saliva rinses your teeth cleaner than before you began snacking.
Nuts are a wonderful thing to add into your routine. They can help boost your body, give your body things it likely lacks, and help to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong. Instead of reaching for junk food, turn to the pantry that Mother Nature has provided. Give some nuts a try and see how much your mouth responds. Then, go in and see if your dentist notices a difference, too!
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.