Here at Kiwi Dental, we’re devoted to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. But did you know that the fruit that shares our name is also a smart choice for your teeth? Read on to learn more about this tooth-healthy superfruit!
Considering this small fruit is actually quite large, you may be surprised to learn a kiwi is a berry instead of a citrus fruit. Brown on the outside but a tropical, bright green within, kiwis contain fiber and calcium, both known to benefit the health of your teeth. Kiwis also contain vitamin C, which strengthens your gums and helps protect against gum inflammation, called gingivitis.
A Healthy Choice
A refreshing fruit like a kiwi can be a healthy and satisfying way to kick your craving for a sugary candy or otherwise tooth-wrecking snack. Although kiwis, and all fruits, do contain natural sugar, they also offer the nutrients mentioned above, making them a much smarter choice than prepackaged cookies or candy, which are highly processed. However, eating a diet full of fresh fruits (like kiwis) and vegetables doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to oral hygiene! No matter your diet, it's critical to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, to floss between your teeth at least once a day, and to visit us every six months for a professional cleaning.
Watch Out for the Seeds
Kiwi seeds are almost all good. The little black seeds contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. But those pesky black seeds are tiny, and they are prone to getting stuck between your teeth. So after enjoying a kiwi, be sure to drink plenty of water, chew sugar-free gum, and/or use floss to dislodge any seeds.
Sweet Oral Care at Kiwi Dental
Here at Kiwi Dental, we offer a range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures for all ages. Whether you need a basic cleaning or root canal therapy, or if you’re looking for Invisalign® or veneers, you’ll be in good hands with us. Check out our services or contact us today to set up a future appointment.