Did you know that August is National Peach Month? Peaches have many health benefits like low carbs, vitamins, as well as minerals. Not only are they good for your overall health, but for your oral.
Why National Peach Month Is Good for Your Teeth
- First and foremost, peaches strengthen bones and teeth.
Peaches contain phosphorous. Eating peaches that contain phosphorous, along with calcium and vitamin C, play important roles in strengthening jaw bones and gums, which helps keep the teeth healthy.
- Secondly, peaches strengthen your immune system. Zinc and vitamin C have antioxidant properties which help you fight infections.
- Thirdly, peaches help with anti-aging. Did you know that peaches are a great source of zinc?
- Fourth, peaches help protect your nervous system.
- Lastly, it’s a healthy snack! This fruit will make you feel full and keep you from overeating.
Beware of Acidic Fruits
Peaches aren’t as acidic as others. Be aware that some fruits can cause your tooth enamel to weaken over time. These softened areas of enamel may then become discolored, sensitive to extreme temperatures or even sweet foods, and eventually decay and need special types of repair.
Preventing Enamel Erosion During National Peach Month
No one says you must give up fruit. You don’t have to give up fruit to prevent erosion. Here are a simple few tips to keep your teeth healthy:
- First, never suck on lemons, limes or any highly acidic fruit
- Second, use a straw when drinking fruit juices
- Third. rinse with water after eating fruit to dilute the acids in your mouth
- Fourth. keep your enamel strong by brushing with fluoridated toothpaste
- Finally, eat cheese after your fruit
If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy! We’d be happy to educate you on how acidic fruits effect your teeth and what you can do to protect them.