Teeth-friendly Fruits & Vegetables No. 3: Kiwi


A beautiful glowing smile can literally change the world. That is why taking care of it by eating foods that are good for the teeth is so important. There are certain foods, like kiwi, that have a big impact on how teeth and gums fight off decay.

Fruits and Vegetables Fight Plaque

Plaque is the sticky bad guy that clings to the teeth creating havoc and destruction. The acids that are found in plaque gradually dissolve away the enamel on the outside of the tooth leaving behind cavities. Plaque can also cause gum disease in the form of gingivitis. They may be tender, swollen, and bleed easily. Eating the right fruits and vegetables helps people fight plaque naturally.

Eliminate Tarter With the Right Foods

Tarter on teeth is not an attractive look because of its yellowish brown color. It is basically hardened plaque that is crusty, and porous. People who choose the right foods to eat every day can really see a difference.  Fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber tend to clean the teeth, promoting a healthier mouth.

Stop Bacteria in Its Tracks

Starchy and sugary foods such as milk, cakes, candy, cereals, and breads contain carbohydrates that contribute to tooth decay. The bacteria that naturally reside in the mouth turns these foods into acids. The acid meets up with leftover food and saliva to help form the dreaded plaque. Crisp vegetables like carrots and celery help stimulate saliva, which is a natural cleaner.

Kiwis and Strawberries Lend a Hand

Kiwis and strawberries are on the superfood list because they are packed with vitamin C. Who knew that so much goodness could come in such a small package? Vitamin C is good for a person’s overall health but it is especially important for teeth and gums. The vitamin C in Kiwi helps stop collagen in the gums from breaking down and also acts as an astringent on the teeth, helping to reverse discoloration.

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