Posted on 7/10/2019 by Fern Creek Dentistry
|When it comes to finding the right foods for a healthy diet, one of the recommendations is to include plenty of fiber in your diet. Before following this advice, it is a good idea to learn what adding more fiber to your diet does to your body.
That includes learning how fiber affects your oral health and your teeth. Some may not see the connection right away, but there are a few benefits for your teeth from eating fiber.
Dry Mouth and Your Teeth
One of the dangers for your oral health is a dry mouth. There are many different reasons why you could suffer from a dry mouth. Some medications, certain illnesses, problems with your oral health and getting older are some of the causes of a dry mouth.
When you have a dry mouth, it means you are not producing enough saliva. The saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It is a natural cavity fighter. It removes debris in the mouth and helps remove the bacteria from the teeth and gums. You lose this protection when you have a dry mouth.
Fiber and Dry Mouth
Foods that are high in fiver help with the problem of dry mouth. The foods help generate more saliva. The chewing action helps spread that saliva and helps remove the bacteria and debris from the mouth. The saliva is also essential for neutralizing the acids from the food you eat. That acid attacks the enamel of the teeth and can cause the enamel to erode.
Some of the best high fiber foods to eat include apples, carrots and celery. Their crisp texture gives the teeth the exercise and the saliva they need.
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