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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what about the dentist? We have a bit of good news there: apples are tooth-nourishing foods! Read on to find out how apples may help defend your teeth and why they’re one of only a few sugary foods we tend to endorse. And if the idea of keeping the dentist away sounds as unhappy to you as it does to us, call us or swing by our office to plan your next appointment.

Apples are sweet, but because they’re high in water, they are alright for your teeth. When you consume an apple, your oral cavity produces extra saliva that washes away bacteria and leftover foods. Most importantly, apples can stimulate the gums, leaving your mouth cleaner than before. The skin in apples, which is high in fiber, cleans away plaque from the gums and teeth, helping you to battle gum disease. Pack a whole apple or a few apple slices in your or your child’s lunchboxes to get an excellent, mid-day teeth cleaning. And remember: an apple a day keeps the doctor away and the dentist happy!

The staff at Alpha Dental Excellence work in conjunction with Dr. Arpan Patel to support you. Get in touch with your Langhorne, Pennsylvania, location at (215) 970-2515 to set up your next visit.