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You may have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But how about the dentist? We have some good news there: apples are tooth-nutritious foods! Read below to find out how apples may help guard your teeth and why they’re one of a very few sugary foods we tend to recommend. 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 set up your next checkup.

Apples are sweet foods, but since they’re high in water, they are still good for your teeth. When you consume an apple, your mouth makes extra spit that cleans away bacteria and leftover foods. Most importantly, apples tend to stimulate the gums, leaving your mouth cleaner than before. The skin in apples, which is high in fiber, rubs away plaque from the gums and teeth, helping you to thwart periodontal disease. Pack a whole apple or some apple slices in your or your child’s lunchboxes to get a great, mid-day teeth cleaning. And remember: an apple a day keeps the doctor away and the dentist happy!

The team at Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry work hand-in-hand with Dr. Christine Lee to help you. Reach out to your Woodstock, Georgia, location now at 770.592.7000 to pencil in your next appointment.