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For a while now, knowing what a healthy diet consists of has been difficult. And working on a good diet is important not only for your weight, but also your oral health. In regards to your pearly whites, foods lower in sugar will be better for you, though practically all foods contain some sugar. Read about the foods below and find out why they are good for your teeth:

Almonds. Almonds contain tooth-enhancing compounds, and they’re also low in sugar. Their snackable nature means you can enjoy them wherever you are; you won’t have to hit up vending machines for food if you pack a few almonds.

Apples. Apples are a little different compared to the other foods on this list because they’re relatively high in sugar. The dental health benefit from apples appears as you chew them. To chew an apple, your mouth produces a lot of saliva, and that spit rinses out bacteria from your mouth. It’s not exactly as effective as brushing your teeth, but eating an apple is an awesome method to clean your oral cavity when you’re away from home!

Carrots. Carrots are a light snack that can be awesome for your teeth. They’re not super sweet, so they won’t produce crazy amounts of bacteria in your oral cavity like candies or sodas might. And because they increase your formation of saliva, they help fight cavity-causing bacteria.

Would you like a few more tips about foods healthy for your teeth? Set up your next appointment with Dr. Steven Rodriguez at Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Flint in Flint, Michigan, by calling 810-720-6433 now.