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Nuts Can Help Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on 7/10/2019 by Sandra Embree
Nuts Can Help Improve Your Oral HealthIf you want a healthy smile, go nuts! Almonds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts are all beneficial to your oral health. They are a healthy snack, but many people fail to understand just how much they can benefit their teeth and gums. Read on to find out more.

Nuts Offer Protein

One of the biggest ways that nuts help to boost oral health is by providing a punch of protein. Proteins are required for your body to repair damaged tissue and to create new ones. Protein contains phosphorous, an important mineral when it comes to tooth and jaw strength, and when phosphorus is combined with vitamin D and calcium, you can enjoy healthy teeth.

Low in Carbohydrates

Nuts are low in carbohydrates, so they won't lead to a greater risk of cavities. Carbohydrates are detrimental to the teeth because oral bacteria feed on them. The bacteria produce acids that will wear away at the enamel, eventually leading to tooth decay. By choosing a low-carb snack like nuts, you'll reduce your risk of decay.

Stimulate More Saliva

Chewing on nuts stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, with is essential for optimal oral health. Mostly made of water, saliva contains substances that keep the teeth strong and help digest food. It keeps your mouth moist and rinses plaque, bacteria, and food particles away from the teeth.

By fighting bacteria and keeping the teeth clean, the saliva also fights germs that cause bad breath. Additionally, saliva contains the necessary minerals and proteins that prevent tooth decay by protecting the enamel.

Do you have questions about your diet and how some changes might improve your oral health? If so, please call our office. We'd love to see you for a screening and dental checkup to create a treatment or maintenance plan that is right for you.
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Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
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Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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