Since the 19 th century, people have said that “one apple a day keeps the doctor away.” While it might not always be true that those who eat apples never need to visit a doctor, apples are undoubtedly very healthy for our bodies! Are you aware that they can even be beneficial for our teeth? Let’s look at what the study indicates. Many people believe that biting on a crisp, fresh apple will help remove dental plaque. We’re not sure about this one because some research indicate that eating an apple increases the amount of plaque on teeth. However, there is evidence that some polyphenols found in apples may reduce the ability of germs that cause cavities to adhere. Additionally, several studies have indicated that apples’ antioxidants can aid in the prevention of periodontal disease.
Even a (very) little quantity of fluoride can be found in apples. Given how crucial fluoride is to preventing cavities, this is critical to note.
Last but not least, chewing an apple causes saliva to be produced. Food particles and microorganisms are washed away by saliva. But keep in mind that apples also contain acid and sugar, so it’s better not to overdo it. To wipe away some of the sugar that remains after eating one, you can even swish with water.
One thing is certain, though, and that is that your best line of defense against tooth decay is daily tooth brushing and flossing in addition to routine dentist checkups.