Ensuring A Healthy Mouth With These Three Great Summer Foods
We seem to have been blessed in the UK this year with something of a summer and as it’s a great time of year for some fantastic seasonal produce, then here at Sheen Dental we thought it would be a good idea to share with you 3 fantastic summer foods that are not only good for your body, but are also good for your teeth too.
Ah yes! There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into an ice cold water melon on a really hot day. The good news is that they contain a high water content which can act to dilute the affects of the natural sugars they contain. This is ideal if you’ve recently undergone treatment for dental implants in Richmond because in the early days, it’s those natural sugars that can then turn into plaque, which may in turn become a danger for new implants if not properly removed. In addition eating watermelon also helps to stimulate the flow of saliva which acts as a natural protector against bacteria and plaque. As if this wasn’t enough, watermelon contains around 92% water which also helps to keep you hydrated, therefore keeping your body cool, your mood stable and your memory sharp.
Did you know that apples act as a natural teeth whitener? It’s true, they contain natural acids which can help to keep the teeth looking sparkling fresh. In addition when you crunch on a crisp juicy apple it automatically stimulates saliva production within the mouth. This can help to lower the levels of harmful bacteria in your mouth which can affect healthy teeth as well as a newly placed dental implant. In Richmond here at Sheen Dental we recommend a healthy well balanced diet which can lower the likelihood of decay and gum disease. A regular consumption of apples can also give your immune system a boost, reducing cholesterol and helping you to avoid Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases in the process. Finally crunching on an apple a day has been linked to good heart health and has been thought to help lower the risk of coronary diseases.
There’s nothing that reminds us of summer more than a gorgeous plate of sliced ripe tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and a handful of fresh basil leaves scattered over the top. The good news is that as well as tasting exceptionally yummy they’re also good for your body and your teeth. Similar to water melon, tomatoes contain a high water content and can act to help dilute the natural sugars they contain. They also contain lycopene which naturally helps to protect your skin from the sun. Finally they contain essential vitamins such as B6 as well as Vitamins C and A which all help to give the body the relevant nutrients it needs on a daily basis.
So there you have it, 3 great summer fruits that will keep both you and your mouth healthy! If you would like to find out more information about how to better look after your existing dental implants, or are curious about how undergoing treatment for dental implants in Richmond can change your life then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277. Alternatively visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk where you can book yourself a free, no-obligation consultation.