An Apple a Day Keeps the DENTIST Away!

October 2016

apple trees and barrels of apples

Well, sort of. You obviously still need to keep seeing your dentist. However, apples can be both good and bad for your oral health. Surprisingly, the good out way the bad. Therefore, we decided to focus on the good today. An apple supports both your teeth and your oral cleanliness. Consider it an unusual toothbrush. The fruit, that’s high in fleshy fiber, aids in brushing against your teeth, gums and tongue. The skin of the apple especially, which is extremely high in fiber, can brush alongside your teeth and aid in eliminating stains and battle plaque.

Because of this fruits amazing scrubbing abilities they are great for liberating yourself of bad breath. That organic fiber helps eliminate the traces of plaque and residue that reside in the rear of your tongue and throat that produce the ruthless breath. The acidity of the fruit helps destroy any corrupt bacteria that may cause the wicked breath as well. Not only can apples support our oral health, they can support the process of regulating our blood sugar, they are low in calories and are an extreme source of dietary fiber.

Looking for a fun way to use apples this fall? Try this recipe we found:

Smiley Apples

image of apple teeth snacks

Ingredients

1 red apple

8 teaspoons creamy peanut butter

16 miniature marshmallows

Steps

  • 1.) Cut apple into quarters; remove core. Cut each quarter into 4 slices. Spread 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter on one side of each slice.

  • 2.) With kitchen scissors, cut each marshmallow in half lengthwise. Place 4 marshmallow halves over peanut butter on 8 apple slices, extending slightly over peel of slice, for teeth.

  • 3.) Top each with remaining apple slice, peanut butter side down, to make smiling mouth.