Summer Fruits and Veggies – Make Me Feel Fine

It’s almost the end of the month, and we nearly forgot to give a nod to June’s classification as “National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.”

The oral benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables include loads of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant compounds that protect the plant) that help fight diseases like oral cancer and periodontal disease. The fabulous nutrients in fruits and vegetables like calcium, vitamin D and iron help make your teeth stronger, protect your gums and even keep your tongues healthy. Munching on raw carrots and celery helps freshen your breath, cleans plaque off your teeth and stimulates your gums.

Driving to a fab vacation spot this summer? How about bringing some delish apples along for the ride? Apples are often called “nature’s toothbrushes” because of the way they stimulate gums and increase saliva flow to help wash away food particles. carrots 200

Why not carry the June pro-fruits and vegetables theme through the rest of your summer—and beyond? Your teeth (and your entire body) will thank you!